Again, I remain unsure if the PMOI opposition group of Iran, which claims to be democratic but is listed as a terrorist group by the U.S. and formerly was listed by the UK until being forced by the courts to de-list them, is a good organization for the West to support. Some Iranian contacts of mine claim the group is hated by Iranians, others claim they have widespread support and these accusations are spread by the group’s political rivals.
But, PMOI’s recent victories are important to geopolitical strategists, as they have the potential to significantly influence the situation with Iran.
The European Court of First Instance in Luxembourg has ruled in favor of the PMOI in its legal battle against the European Union, which is making the case to the courts that the group must remain on the list of terrorist organizations. This is the fourth time the court has ruled in favor of PMOI in two years.
The EU Council was arguing that the implementation of the December 4th ruling in favor of PMOI should be delayed until the deadline was reached for an appeal.
In another victory, a majority of the parliament of Jordan has declared their support for the PMOI residents being held at Camp Ashraf whom the Iraqi government says they will deport. In addition, the Vice President of the European Parliament called upon the European Union to follow the court order and de-list PMOI as a terrorist organization, warning that the failure to do so could cause a crisis.