IRAN - FRANCE

France appeals to keep Iranian opposition group on terror list

The French foreign ministry announced that it has filed an appeal to an European Union court to keep the People's Mujahideen Organisation of Iran on an EU list of terror groups. Other EU states are moving to remove the group from the list.

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REUTERS  - France said on Friday it had filed an appeal to a European Union court in a bid to keep exiled Iranian opposition group the People's Mujahideen Organisation of Iran (PMOI) on an EU list of banned terrorist groups.

"Our appeal was filed the day before yesterday," Foreign Ministry spokesman Frederic Desagneaux said.

He added that France was pressing ahead with the appeal despite the fact EU member states were working on an agreement to remove the PMOI from the blacklist in accordance with previous European court decisions in favour of the group.

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