The European Union has declared that it will keep the Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MEK) on the list of outlawed terrorist groups.
The EU officials have declared that the decision to keep the MEK on the list of the terrorist groups is not related to the Western efforts to persuade Iran to halt its nuclear enrichment program, Reuters reported.
EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana will meet Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili in Geneva on Saturday to discuss Tehran’s response to an incentives package proposed by world powers to Tehran.
The British Parliament last month upheld a court ruling that the inclusion of the MEK on a list of banned groups in Britain was wrong.
The group then called on the 27-member EU to remove it from the blacklist.
The EU has declared that it sees no grounds to amend the list of terrorist organization which includes 48 groups subject to asset freeze and sanctions in the EU.
"Consequently, the Council has decided to maintain those persons, groups and entities on the list," the EU Official Journal said.
The MEK or MKO has so far claimed responsibility for several terrorist attacks inside Iran.
It is also accused of helping former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in massacre of civilians.
Press TV, July 17, 2008