Egypt cancels MKO meeting in Cairo

The Egyptian government voiced its strong opposition to a planned meeting of the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) in Cairo and cancelled the convention.

The meeting was scheduled to be held this afternoon in Pyramisa Hotel in Cairo, but the terrorist group canceled the meeting after the government of Egypt expressed its strong opposition and did not issue the necessary permission for the meeting.

The meeting organized by a number of MKO members in Iraq was aimed at demanding the UN and the international community to urge Baghdad to postpone the deadline for the expulsion of MKO members from Iraqi soil.

The MKO has been in Iraq's Diyala province since the 1980s. Iraqi security forces took control of the training base of the MKO at Camp Ashraf - about 60km (37 miles) North of Baghdad - in 2009 and detained dozens of the members of the terrorist group. The Iraqi authority also changed the name of the military center from Camp Ashraf to the Camp of New Iraq.

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, the official website of Iran's Habilian Association - a human rights group formed by the families of 17,000 terror victims in Iran - on Tuesday, 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.