'MKO leaders liable for members’ killings in Iraq'

An Iraqi political analyst has said the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK, a.k.a. MKO and NCRI) is responsible for the murder of its members in Iraq.

Referring to the missile attack to the transient residence of the MKO members near Baghdad International Airport, Ibrahim al-Seraji said in an interview with Habilian Association that the attack was an obvious reason for the Iraqis’ reluctance over their stay in the country.

Camp Liberty, former US military base near Baghdad International Airport, which now houses some 2900 members of the terrorist MKO group came under attacks on December 27, 2013.

Al-Mukhtar Army militia has claimed responsibility for the attack. Wathiq al-Batat, commander of the militia, told Reuters his group had fired 20 Katyusha rockets and mortar rounds at the camp. “We've asked (the government) to expel them from the country many times, but they are still here,” he said.

Since 2011, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI)

Al-Seraji cited the MKO leaders’ disrespect for the UN’s decisions regarding their relocation outside Iraq as the reason for their being responsible for the killing of their members.

He added that Iraqi people want the “maintenance of good relations with Iran,” but the suspicious presence of the group in Iraq cause tension between the two countries.

“We’ve expected the Iraqi government to deal with the lawsuits filed against the MKO,” the Iraqi analyst further added.


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