US removes ETA from list of terrorist organizations

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US law requires that a terrorist group be removed from a list when five years have passed without committing a criminal act.

Wall painted with portraits of ETA prisoners at Hernani in Guipuzkoa.  The US removed five extremist groups from its list of foreign terrorist organizations, all of them deemed missing.
Wall painted with portraits of ETA prisoners at Hernani in Guipuzcoa.AP
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The US State Department has decided to remove five groups from its list of terrorist organizations, including the ETA, which it considers unconnected. According to the Associated Press news agency, the decision, which was reported to that country’s Congress on Friday, could lead to some tensions with some countries (though it does not appear to be the case with Spain) or with victims of these criminal organizations. Union of.

ETA made its last attack on 16 March 2010 in Paris. Four years ago, in May 2018, it announced its dissolution. US law requires that a terrorist group be removed from that list When five years have elapsed without committing a criminal act odd signs of activity.

The other four terrorist gangs that the State Department is delisting are Japan’s Aum Shinkrikyo (supreme truth), which to many was a sect more than a terrorist group and which in 2007 hid in two groups; The Story of Israel Tea, which was dissolved in 2000; And there are two Palestinian groups that have carried out attacks in Palestine, Israel and Egypt.

Deadliest ETA ever among 5 organizations. is, However, Aum Shinkrikyo carried out the most spectacular criminal actions, when it executed two in 1994 and 1995. Saran gas attacks on subway network From the Japanese cities of Matsumoto and Tokyo, in which 15 people were killed and several thousand were poisoned. The attack in Tokyo was a worldwide alarm signal against possible attacks with weapons of mass destruction.

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