UK removes the People's Mujahedeen of Iran from list of terror groups

British lawmakers formally removed the People's Mujahedeen of Iran from the country's list of banned terror groups on Monday, after a seven-year campaign by Iranian opposition group. The decision will give it more freedom to organize and raise money in Britain. The People's Mujahedeen of Iran, or PMOI, is considered a terrorist organization in the United States and European Union, and it was banned in Britain in 2001. Although the group participated in Iran's Islamic Revolution, it later became opposed to the clerical government. Members of the group moved to Iraq in the early 1980s and fought Iran's Islamic rulers from there until the United States invaded in 2003. American troops have since disarmed thousands of PMOI members.