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Rice Clarifies Stand On Iranian Group

National security adviser Condoleezza Rice, rebutting suggestions the Bush administration is being lenient with an Iranian opposition group operating out of Iraq, said yesterday that the Mujaheddin-e Khalq is “part of the global war on terrorism” and its members “are being screened for possible involvement in war crimes, terrorism and other criminal activities.” Rice, in an interview with Washington Post reporters and editors, said she was responding to an article in The Post on Sunday that described an apparently easygoing relationship between U.S. forces and the 3,800 Mujaheddin-e Khalq (MEK) troops. One military official, Sgt. William Sutherland, told a reporter that MEK members are patriots. “The problem is they’re still labeled as terrorists, even though we both know they’re not,” Sutherland said. Rice said, “The story and such stories have been causing some confusion about American policy. We just wanted to make sure the reference is clear, that everyone understands where we stand on the MEK.” Full Story

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