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Iran: Proscribed Organisations

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received from the Government of Iran on the decision to de-proscribe the People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran as a terrorist organisation within the European Union; and if he will make a statement. (253954)

The status of the Mujaheddin-e-Khalq (MEK, also known as the People’s Mujahedeen Organisation of Iran or PMOI) has been regularly discussed by Ministers and officials in meetings with their Iranian counterparts, most recently, on 7 February 2009, when the Speaker of the Iranian Parliament, Ali Larijani, raised the issue with me.

On 26 January 2009 the EU General Affairs and External Relations Council adopted a new list of proscribed organisations and individuals, which did not include the PMOI.