EU insists on'terrorist organizations list'

European Union insisted that The Palestinian movement Hamas, the Lebanon' Hezbollah movement and Iranian People's Mujaheddin remain on the list of "terrorist organizations."

EU insists on'terrorist organizations list'
European Union insisted that The Palestinian movement Hamas, the Lebanon' Hezbollah movement and Iranian People's Mujaheddin remain on the list of "terrorist organizations."

It is published on Friday.

The official list comprises 30 organizations in total. Their assets within EU abilities will be frozen, according to regulations created shortly after the September 2001 attacks on the United States.

The list also includes 35 individuals who are subject to the regulations.

After the list enters into legal force at the weekend, the EU will be able to freeze the assets of terrorist organizations.

The list follows a December 2006 verdict by the European Court of Justice, in which the court had ruled in favour of the Iranian People's Mujaheddin, that had resisted the freezing of its assets.

The court had found that the organization had had no chance to resist its categorization as a terrorist group.

In the decision made public Thursday, the EU Council of Ministers said that they had informed those on the list of their inclusion 'as far as was practically possible' and that 'their objections had been taken into account.'

The Council of Ministers in April formally wrote to some 30 groups, informing them they were considered terrorist organizations.
Last Mod: 29 Haziran 2007, 16:51
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