|The western powers have been pressuring the UN to make it help the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) extend its presence in Iraq, political sources in Iraq said, and added that Baghdad will not swing under these pressures and will definitely expel the group from the country's soil.|
"The UN support for the continued presence of the MKO on Iraq's soil is the result of the pressures exerted by certain influential western countries," member of Iraq's State of Law Coalition Adnan al-Siraj told FNA on Monday.
"Certain western countries which are hostile to Iran are using this grouplet as a pressure lever (against Tehran)," he added.
Siraj underlined that Iraq is serious about expelling the terrorist MKO members from the country, reiterating that Baghdad will soon put its decision in this regard into action.
He further underlined that the terrorist group is also a threat to Iraq's national security, and Baghdad can no way stand the presence of this group in Iraq.
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.