Iran urges expulsion of MKO from Iraq

The Iranian foreign ministry called for the rapid expulsion of the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) from neighboring Iraq, and called on the European countries which support the terrorist group to shelter its members.

"The grouplet's (MKO's) fate should be determined as soon as possible," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast said on Tuesday, asking those European states which provide support for the terrorist group to transfer them from Iraq and shelter them in their countries.

The reason why Europeans support the MKO, but refrain from sheltering its members lies in the fact that "they like insecurity to remain in the regional countries but they themselves continue to live in security and support such groups", he reiterated.

Mehman-Parast described the European states' behavior as unacceptable, and said those countries which claim to be advocates of human rights should confront the terrorist groups like the MKO.

The Iraqi government in late 2011 forced members of the MKO out of their main training camp in the Northern Diyala province.

According to reports, one of the ringleaders of the MKO announced that the MKO was about to start relocating its members from their headquarters to a new place in Iraq.

He added that the first group of MKO members were about to be transferred to a new place specified by the Iraqi government.