Iranian opposition group calls on EU to remove it from terror list

Thousands of supporters of an Iranian opposition group called on the European Union and the United States to remove the organization from terror blacklists at a massive rally Saturday outside Paris. The Paris-based National Council Resistance of Iran - an umbrella group that includes the blacklisted People's Mujahedeen of Iran, or PMOI - was removed from Britain's list of banned terror groups earlier this week. But PMOI leader Maryam Rajavi said the group's status in the US and EU was hindering its ability to fight for regime change in Iran. In a speech at the Paris rally, she called the terrorist labels "unjust." "Do not deprive the world from the most effective means to combat the religious fascism and terrorism," Rajavi, dressed in a blue suit and headscarf, told the boisterous crowd. "Instead, side with those who can bring the Iranian people freedom."