WTThe Washington Times - Embassy Row - By James Morrison
European lawmakers are warning President Obamathat his failure to remove an exiled Iranian opposition group from the U.S. terrorist blacklist gives the brutal Iranian regime an excuse to execute domestic dissidents and pursue nuclear weapons.

Last week, 210 members of the European Parliament and the national parliaments of Britain, France and Italy sent a letter to Mr. Obama appealing to him to lift the terrorist classification of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI).

Paris confParis, August 04 -  (EFE) - The International Committee of Jurists (ICJ) today urged the UN to "urgently" intervene in Iran against the regime of the ayatollahs, who are responsible for the execution of 33,000 political opponents during a crack down in 1988, in order to "stop the execution of more innocent people."

The chairman of the Committee helping victims of repression in Iran, William Bourdon, said at a news conference in Paris that this was a tragedy. "They ended the lives of those who were simply defending their ideals," and this trend is also continuing today “while Western governments and the international community exercise silence. "

simy AzadiThis week a special and important program aired on the Iranian opposition satellite channel Simay-e Azadi National TV exposing the Iranian regime’s massacre of political prisoners in 1988.

Iranians and relatives of those slain during the massacre contacted the live program from inside and outside Iran, recounting their memories about the horrific massacre which claimed the lives of over 30,000 political activists. Former political prisoners and residents of Camp Ashraf, Iraq, where thousands of members of the main opposition, People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), reside, offered their stories which exposed only a small part of the crimes perpetrated by the regime in prisons in Tehran and other cities in 1988.

LawThe National - August 2 - The unfair judgement by the Iraqi Supreme Criminal Court in the matter of Iranian refugees in Camp Ashraf is yet another blunder added to the mistakes of the Iraqi judicial system, commented Jihad al Rantisi in the London-based newspaper Al Arab.

NaftIrish Examiner - ... Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, said even the extended sanctions fell short of “a comprehensive and effective sanction to include complete oil, trade, technological and political boycott of the regime”.

She said: “Foreign trade and the oil industry in Iran are basically in the hands of the Iranian regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and a very limited section of the regime’s officials and their families.”

She said the willingness of the EU to resume talks with the Iranian regime sent the “wrong signals” and would be seen in Tehran as a sign of weakness, “thus encouraging them further to continue their nuclear project”.

Maryam Rajavi welcomes EU sanctions on Iran regime calls for comprehensive sanctionsMrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, welcomed new complementary sanctions by the European Union against the Iranian regime.

She said that although these sanctions are crucial to prevent the regime from acquiring nuclear weapons, but, it is long way away from a comprehensive and effective sanction to include complete oil, trade, technological and political boycott of the regime.

Iran Opposition Group to State Dept's Terror List?   Human Events - by David Alan Coia

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice failed on Jan. 12, 2009, to accord due process to the People’s Mujahedeen Organization of Iran (PMOI) when she rejected its petition to be removed from the State Department’s foreign terrorist organizations (FTO) list, an appeals court ruled on July 16.

Iran: Political prisoner,Joushan, launches hunger strike in protest to inhumane pressures by regime  According to obtained reports, a political prisoner in Iran, Reza Joushan, launched a hunger strike on Wednesday, July 21, in protest to the intolerable and medieval prison conditions.

Kuwaiti daily: PMOI delisting in US biggest help to international peace and securityThe Kuwaiti daily, al-Watan, wrote on Tuesday that the removal of the main Iranian opposition from the US terror list will serve as the biggest help to the Iranian people, the Iranian resistance movement, and international peace and security.

THE HILL - On Thursday, MPs and Peers, at a meeting of the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom, pressed the US State Department to revoke the designation of the main Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin (PMOI) as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO) following the D.C. court of appeal ruling in the organisation’s favour last week.