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France calls to lift ban on terrorist group MEK

France calls to lift ban on terrorist group MEK

Press TV
July 17, 2008

French deputies have urged the removal of the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) from the European Union’s list of terrorist groups.

Some 290 French deputies signed a declaration condemning what they called the “terrible human rights violations in Iran.”

The document was presented on Wednesday during a ceremony at France’s National Assembly which was also attended by British Members of Parliament and deputies from the European Parliament.

One French Communist Party deputy announced that France would push for the reclassification of the MKO during the country’s six-month presidency of the European Union (EU).

A British Conservative MP also called for the EU to lift the terrorist label from the MKO, which Britain did last month.

A British court ruling ordered the reversal of the UK ban on the terrorist organization, a move supported by lawmakers in London.

Iran strongly criticized the decision by the British court and urged the UK to reform its hostile policies towards the Islamic Republic.

The European Union has so far declared that it will keep the MKO on the list of outlawed terrorist groups.

The MKO is listed as a terrorist group by much of the international community including the US. The group has claimed responsibility for numerous terror attacks against Iranian officials and citizens.

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