Iranian Exile Group Off Terror List

After 15 years, the Iranian exile group Mujahedin-e-Khalq, or MEK, is expected to be removed from the U.S. terrorism list. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will notify Congress as early as Friday as to whether she will initiate the former de-listing of the group, which was placed on the list for killing six Americans in Iran in the ‘70s and attempting an attack on the Iranian mission to the United Nations in 1992. The group has been considered “noncombatants” and “protected persons” under the Geneva Conventions since 2004. Clinton’s decision has its detractors. Many U.S. officials consider the group to be bizarre and cult-like, and the group has been known to pay former political heavyweights to lobby on its behalf.