People's Mujahidin of Iran

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Noun1.People's Mujahidin of Iran - 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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The People's Mujahidin of Iran (PMOI), more commonly known as the Mujahidin-e-Khalq (MEK)--another militant group Iran sees as acting at the behest of U.S.
The organisation includes the People's Mujahidin of Iran or Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK), which is considered to be a "terrorist" organisation by the United States.
That is the direct consequence of the judgement handed down by the EU Court of First Instance, made public on 12 December, in favour of the Organisation des Modjahedines du peuple d'Iran (OMPI - People's Mujahidin of Iran) against the Council.

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