'Iraq's Decision to Expel MKO Irrevocable'

"We have always stressed that there is no possibility for their longer presence in Iraq at all and we have declared this to the international organizations," al-Sheikh said.

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Iraqi Ambassador to Tehran Mohammad Majid al-Sheikh underscored Baghdad's serious decision for expelling the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) from Iraq, and said the decision is irreversible.

"Based on the Iraqi government's decision, the MKO members should leave our country by the end of 2011," al-Sheikh told FNA, and reiterated, "The decision is irreversible and definite."

He also said that Iraqi officials in their different meetings with their counterparts at the EU, the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have underlined their seriousness in expelling the MKO from their country's soil.

"We have always stressed that there is no possibility for their longer presence in Iraq at all and we have declared this to the international organizations," al-Sheikh said.

Earlier this week, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in the article "building a stable Iraq" published by US daily Washington Post, underlined Baghdad's determination to end the presence of the terrorist MKO on his country soil.

Al-Maliki pointed to the presence of thousands of MKO terrorists in the main training camp in the country's Diyala province, and said, "The residents of Camp Ashraf (the Camp of New Iraq) have caused a great deal of controversy here (Iraq) and in the United States. I would like to see this complex issue resolved peacefully and with the help of the United Nations."

"The camp's residents are classified as a terrorist organization by many countries and thus have no legal basis to remain in Iraq," Maliki added.


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