MKO remains on the Australian Consolidated List

The Mujahedin-e Khalq organization (MKO, a.k.a. MEK) and all its affiliates were listed in the Australian Consolidated List of sanctioned parties.

Published by the Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the list which is updated regularly is said to include “all persons and entities who are subject to targeted financial sanctions or travel bans under Australian sanctions laws.”

MKO and all its affiliates, including NCRI, NLA, PMOI, etc. have been listed for the first time on the DFAT list in 2001. The current listing will cease to have effect on 25 November 2016.

The MKO was first listed as a terrorist organization in the US under Clinton administration for what the US State Department described as “anti-Western attacks prior to the Islamic Revolution”. But the terrorist group bought its way off the FTO lost in 2012.