|A senior Iraqi politician said that the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) is still carrying out terrorist activities in Iraq, and underscored the necessity for the expulsion of the terrorist group, according to a report published by Habilian Association database.|
A senior Iraqi politician said that the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) is still carrying out terrorist activities in Iraq, and underscored the necessity for the expulsion of the terrorist group.
"I ask the Iraqi government to show no mercy in expelling the MKO members from my country," member of the National Alliance Hassoun Fatlawi stressed in an interview with Shafaq News.
The Iraqi politician reminded MKO's tight cooperation with the former Iraqi regime in quelling the Shiite uprising in the South in the 1990s and massacring the Kurds in the North later, and said that the MKO is still supporting remnants of the Ba'ath regime and cooperating with them in terrorist activities.
"I consider the (MKO) members' remaining on Iraq's soil as interference in Iraq's internal affairs," Fatlawi reiterated, according to a report published by Habilian Association database (families of terror victims in Iran).
Since the beginning of this year, the Baghdad government has repeatedly assured Iranian officials and people that it is determined to expel the MKO from Iraq by the end of 2011. MKO's members have two weeks to leave Iraq.
Last Sunday, Iraqi Ambassador to Tehran Mohammad Majid al-Sheikh underscored Baghdad's serious decision for expelling the 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."
Meantime, a report earlier this week disclosed that the main leader of the MKO, Massoud Rajavi, in remarks interpreted as informally declaring war on Iraq cautioned that he would not allow Baghdad to expel the group from Iraq, and stressed that he will keep the MKO in the country even if it costs the lives of all the group members.
According to a report published by the Habilian website, Rajavi has ordered the commanders of Camp Ashraf (the MKO's main training center located in Iraq's Northern Diyala province) to be ready to resist against the Iraqi forces, saying that it would not matter if all Camp residents are killed for obtaining his desired goals.
He also ordered his commanders to strengthen the military positions at the camp and in the surrounding areas by erecting numerous bulwarks and hurdles around the Camp and be ready for a war with the Iraqi government.