US decides to remove 5 organizations from terrorist list

The United States has decided to remove from the list of foreign terrorist organizations the names of five extremist groups that are thought to be no longer active.

These extremist groups include a number of organizations that once posed major threats and whose operations have resulted in deaths in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

foreigner media Among the groups whose names have been removed from the list of foreign terrorist organizations are the separatist Basque group (ETA) operating in Spain and France, a Japanese sect called Om Shinrikyo, a radical Jewish group called Ketch and There are two Islamic groups, including the Mujahideen Shura Council, which were active in Israel, Egypt and the Palestinian territories.

The US State Department on Friday notified Congress of an amendment to the list of terrorist groups.

It should be noted that the Congress is debating whether to remove Iran’s “Revolutionary Guards” from the US list of terrorist organizations in order to save the nuclear deal between Tehran and the world powers.

Iran’s “Revolutionary Guards” have been branded terrorists by the administration of former US President Donald Trump, but are not mentioned in an official statement issued Friday.

According to the State Department, the names of the five groups will be formally removed from the list of terrorist organizations in the coming weeks.

The general reason for removing the names of organizations from the list of terrorists is the same. Secretary of State Blankenship has said that the assessment is based on an administrative review, which is legally conducted every five years, taking into account whether the nominated groups are still active, and whether they Terrorist acts have taken place in 5 years and whether removing or retaining an organization from the list would be in the interest of US national security.

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U.S. officials familiar with the matter say the decision was made several months ago after consultations with lawmakers on whether to proceed with the latest five-year review, before 15 groups were removed from the list.



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