Iraq urges int'l cooperation for rapid expulsion of MKO

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari underlined that his country is determined to expel the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO also known as the MEK, PMOI and NCR), and asked the world states to help Baghdad with the rapid expulsion of the terrorist cult.

"Iraq has fulfilled its international undertaking with regard to the transfer of these elements to Liberty Base and it is now the turn of the European, North American, and generally foreign states, to accept resettling the residents of Ashraf Camp in their countries because their stay in Liberty Camp is temporary and transitional," Zebari said during a meeting with Beat Schweizer, Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Iraq, a statement by Iraq's Foreign Ministry said on Monday. 

The MKO is seeking to transfer its members to another country, but no world state, including the US and the European countries, has accepted to lodge the terrorist group.

The MKO cannot find a shelter outside Iraq as it is blacklisted by much of the international community, including the United States.

Many of the MKO members abandoned the terrorist organization while most of those still remaining in the camp are said to be willing to quit but are under pressure and torture not to do so.