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MEK: Iranian Militant Group To Be Taken Off Terrorist Watch List By Obama Admin

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Published on Jul 3, 2012

"...The MEK, which fiercely opposes the current regime in Iran, has mounted a high-priced lobbying and legal battle to get off the terrorist list in recent years. The group was placed on the list in 1997 by the Clinton Administration, which cited its record of attacks against Iranian targets. The group also "assassinated several U.S. military personnel and U.S. civilians working on defense projects in Tehran" in the 1970s when the U.S. was allied with the Shah, according to the State Department. The MEK says it has renounced violence. A federal appeals court last month ordered the State Department to decide within four months whether the MEK should remain on the list. Groups supporting the MEK have paid millions of dollars to attract former officials and retired military officers to appear at events supporting the group in recent years. But because the MEK is an officially designated terrorist organization, it is illegal for Americans to accept money from the MEK itself...".* Who's taking money from this group? The list might surprise you. The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

*Read more here from Justin Elliott of The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07...

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