Minister urges Iraqi officials to close MKO file in Iraq

Ian’s Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi called on Iraqi officials to make the final decision on the situation of members of the terrorist Mojahedeen Khalq Organization (MKO) residing in Camp Ashraf.

After the Wednesday morning session of the Iranian cabinet, he referred to the US support for the terrorist grouplet and called the U.S the main supporter of the terrorist groups in the region while providing them with whatever they need for launching terrorist attacks and instigating unrest in the region.

Calling for the MKO expulsion from Iraq, the minister further stressed that the Iraqi officials have already promised to take satisfactory measures regarding the situation in the camp.

The Iraq-based MKO is globally listed as a terrorist group but the U.S and some other western countries still throw weight behind the group for merely political reasons.

Founded in the 1960s, the MKO has masterminded a slew of terrorist operations in Iran and Iraq, killing thousands of people and wounding many more.

The group is especially notorious in Iran because they took sides with former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein during the 1980-1988 Iraqi-imposed war on Iran.

Aside from ordinary people, the MKO has assassinated almost 200 revolutionary and important figures of the Islamic Republic of Iran including former Iranian President Mohammad-Ali Rajaei, Prime Minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, and Judiciary Chief Mohammad Husseini Beheshti. All were assassinated in 1981.