MKO hated even under Saddam: Iraqi Deputy FM

Iraqi deputy foreign minister met Habilian Association secretary general Friday in Mashhad.

Dr. Muhammad Hajj Hamoud and Seyyed Mohammad Javad Hasheminejad talked about bilateral issues, including expelling terrorist groups from Iraq, Habilian Association (families of Iranian terror victims) news website reported.

“The presence of terrorists, including the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), in Iraq is sadly hurting the peace and stability in the country and will make matters worse,” Hasheminejad said.

He also appreciated the Iraqi nation’s stance and the government’s efforts to expel the terrorist group.

“In addition to assassinating more than 12000 Iranian people, the MKO has killed more than 25000 Iraqis in the last 20 years,” Habilian Association SG added.

Hasheminejad also handed the Iraqi senior deputy foreign minister documents on the MKO’s crimes in Iraq.

“The MKO has been hated even under Saddam Hussein and we consider it as a terrorist group,” Muhammad Hajj Hamoud insisted.

“The Iraqi government has decided to relocate the terrorist cult to a southern region and this is a step to expel it,” he added.

Hajj Hamoud hoped that the cult will be expelled from Iraq as soon as possible.