In Teheran's opinion, Washington's closure of offices of the Iranian National Resistance Council, making part of Mojaheddin-e Halq-e Iran /Iranian People's Mujaheddin Organisation/, is a positive step.
This organisation is known as terrorist, and the United States should have taken steps to neutralise the structure, said Hamid Reza Asefi, official spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry.
"To strengthen and improve such positive moves, the Americans have to seriously and toughly oppose such organisations, based on Iranian territory", added the Iranian diplomat.
At the end of last week, US State Secretary Colin Powell introduced sanctions against the Iranian National Resistance Council, which is in opposition in Iran today and is part of the Iranian People's Mujaheddin Organisation. Now the United States views as terrorist all offices of the Iranian National Resistance Council in American territory and abroad.
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