The State Department is in the process of removing the Iranian opposition group Mujahedeen-e-Khalq from the terror list. The state department is making the move to reward the group renouncing violence and providing intelligence on Iran's nuclear program, according to the administration.
Mujahedeen-e-Khalq was one of the leading organizations responsible for the overthrow of the Shah during the 1969 Iranian revolution. The group is now in exile and is advocating the overthrow of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The group, which originally sided with the Ayatollah Khomeini during the revolution was later involved in street battles in 1981, with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
During the Iraq-Iranian war, the group was given refuge byin Iraq. The group, which claims it denounced violence in 2001 has been named a terrorist organization by the U.S., Canada and Iraq.
According to Wikepedia the group is believed to have provided the United States with intelligence in 2002 and 2008.
The State Department is expected to take the necessary steps to remove the group from the terror list and is expected to inform Congress as early as today.