NCRI – The German daily, Hannoverche Allgemeine (HAZ) reported on Friday, â€Whether the Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) are terrorist is disputed in the EU. The EU Court of Justice does not hold this view but the Council of Ministers is insisting on its decision.Therefore the representative of the National Council of Resistance of Iran is requesting Chancellor Angela Merkel to press the executive branches in the European countries to respect their own courtâ€™s ruling.Â The Chancellorâ€™s office has not taken any position on this issue as yet.â€
â€œIn some smaller European countries such as Denmark, Belgium and Netherlands, parliamentarians have accused the EU Council of Ministers of ignoring the courtâ€™s ruling. â€œ
The report adds, â€œEU came up with a common position against terrorism after the 9/11Â terrorist attacks thus elaborated a terrorist list. All the groups included in the list had their financial assets frozen. MEK was included too. The Iranian exiles in Germany express openly the suspicious that Britain and France want to keep this labeling. These countries do not want to spoil their relation with Tehran and undermine their economic interests.
â€œThe European Union can not reachÂ to a uniform position, although at the end of 2006 the judges in Luxembourg declared the EU decision on freezing the MEK funds invalid. MEK explains that they have denounced violence years ago. In Germany they refer to a ruling issued in 1998 by the State Attorney General specifying that according to â€œarticle 129 of criminal codeâ€ they are not suspected of any wrong doing. The ruling states: â€œthe activities of MEK do not pose any threats to national or international interests of Germany.â€
â€œThe representative office of Iranian exiles in Berlin would like to have the contradiction between the ruling of the EU court and the EU Council of Ministersâ€™ decision resolved while Germany holds the EU Presidency. Above allÂ Javad Dabiran, spokesman for that office says the most important matter is to prevent sending the wrong message to the rulers of Iran. The Iranian regime views the EU decision as a â€œsign of positive mutual act.â€