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Topic - Douglas N. Letter
The Iranian resistance won another victory in a U.S. federal court this week, when a three-judge panel ruled the group has a right to a speedy hearing on its petition to be removed from the U.S. terrorist list - after nearly two years of delay by the State Department.
Justice Department attorney Douglas N. Letter, in his response to the PMOI case, said the State Department must review "highly classified information, expert analyses of the material in the administration record, delicate foreign relations concerns and complex national security determinations."
He argued that a decision on the PMOI's status would have to be made by high-level officials at the State, Treasury and Justice departments.