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State Dept to court: Don’t meddle with terror list decisions – CNN

Mar 28th, 2012 Current Affairs

On March 27, 2012 CNN's national security blog reported that the U.S. State Department has asked a court to "deny a suit that would force Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to decide, within 30 days, whether to remove an Iranian opposition group from the U.S. list of foreign terror organizations."  The group in question, the Mujahadin-e Khalq, was placed on the list in 1997 but has since been living under U.S. protection. State Department officials argue that "Any interference by a court with the Secretary's ability to carry out these absolutely critical duties would set a seriously troubling precedent."

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