printable banner

U.S. Department of State - Great Seal

U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Appeals Court Ruling on the Mujahadin-e Khalq (MEK)

Taken Question
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 1, 2012


QUESTION: Do we have a reaction to the Appeals Court ruling on the Mujahadin-e Khalq (MEK)?

ANSWER: We continue to review the MEK’s designation as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) in accordance with the D.C. Circuit’s July 2010 decision and applicable law. Our review includes all relevant materials, including extensive materials provided by counsel to the MEK. At the conclusion of the review, the Secretary will make a decision regarding the designation.

As the Secretary has stated previously, given the ongoing efforts to relocate the residents of Camp Ashraf to Camp Hurriya, MEK cooperation in the successful and peaceful closure of Camp Ashraf, the MEK’s main paramilitary base, will be a key factor in her decision regarding the MEK’s FTO status.

We are in receipt of the D.C. Circuit’s June 1, 2012 opinion and are currently reviewing it.

The State Department intends to comply with the Court’s opinion.

PRN: 2012/878


Do you already have an account on one of these sites? Click the logo to sign in and create your own customized State Department page. Want to learn more? Check out our FAQ!

OpenID is a service that allows you to sign in to many different websites using a single identity. Find out more about OpenID and how to get an OpenID-enabled account.