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Noun1.MEK - a terrorist organization formed in the 1960s by children of Iranian merchants; sought to counter the Shah of Iran's pro-western policies of modernization and opposition to communism; following a philosophy that mixes Marxism and Islam it now attacks the Islamic fundamentalists who deposed the Shah
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Persia - a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
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Switzerland-based Novartis has announced that will sell its entire assets related to its BRAF and MEK inhibitor drugs, currently being developed , to Boulder, Colorados' Array Biopharma to clear charges that Novartis's $16 billion deal to acquire London-based GlaxoSmithKline range of cancer-treatment drugs would likely be anticompetitive.
MEK also criticized the fact that President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoy-lu and Justice Minister Bekir Bozday- keep commenting on the investigation file on the Dec.
entities may engage in transactions with the MEK without obtaining a license," it indicated.
So far, around 2,000 MEK members have successfully moved to the Iraqi-run Camp Hurriya, formerly Camp Liberty, in Baghdad.
Back in the days of the shah in Iran, the MEK attacked US military officers and defense contractors in the name of Marxism and anti-imperialism--prevailing creeds at the time.
Earlier on Friday, an Iraqi military source said three MEK refugees were killed and 13 more wounded by Iraqi forces inside Camp Ashraf in Diala.
Sobhaninia went on to say that providing safe haven for the MEK in Egypt would be problematic for Egypt, as the group would carry out terrorist attacks in the country as it did in Iraq.
Iran's reigning mullahs may "despise" the MEK as rivals for power, but Americans should also despise the group for crimes it has committed against our countrymen.
Matters came to a head 16 March 1999 when federal agents arrested lawyer Tabatabatai charging that his firm was part of a ring fabricating fraudulent visa and asylum documents to immigrants not entitled to legal status, particularly those associated with the MEK.
Seven members of MEK were arrested in Los Angeles in February on suspicion of soliciting money from travelers at LAX that was used to fund terrorist activities.
The next step was the design and implementation of a field-test demonstration project, which involved treatment of pollutants including MEK and n-butyl acetate in spray paint booth emissions at San Diego's Naval Air Station--North Island.
Supplies a special grade of MEK peroxide designed for safety, which does not require a yellow label.