A senior member of the Iranian parliament thanked the Baghdad government for expelling the members of the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) from Iraq's soil, calling it a step forward.
Chairman of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi made the remarks on the sideline of a conference called 'the outcomes of 64 years of Palestine's occupation by the Zionist regime' in Tehran on Monday.
He thanked the Iraqi government for expelling the MKO members, and underlined that the action was an encouraging step forward by Baghdad.
The MKO's main stronghold was a training center in Iraq's Northern Diyala province called Camp Ashraf, but post-Saddam Iraq decided to close the camp specially due to the MKO's massacre of Iraqi Shiites during the Saddam era and its terrorist operations against Iran in the last 33 years. Iraq started expelling the group a few months ago.
The MKO is seeking to transfer its members to another country, but no world state, including the US and the European countries, accept to lodge the terrorist group
To date, almost 1200 MKO terrorists have been transferred from Camp Ashraf to Camp Liberty which lies Northeast of the Baghdad International Airport, in three groups of 400 each, on February 18, 8, and March 20. About 2,000 members still remain in Camp Ashraf. Camp Liberty is a transient settlement facility and a last station for the MKO in Iraq.
The MKO cannot find a shelter outside Iraq as it is blacklisted by much of the international community, including the United States.
Before an overture by the EU, the MKO was on the European Union's list of terrorist organizations subject to an EU-wide assets freeze. Yet, the MKO puppet leader, Maryam Rajavi, who has residency in France, regularly visited Brussels and despite the ban enjoyed full freedom in Europe.
The MKO is behind a slew of assassinations and bombings inside Iran, a number of EU parliamentarians said in a recent letter in which they slammed a British court decision to remove the MKO from the British terror list. The EU officials also added that the group has no public support within Iran because of their role in helping Saddam Hussein in the Iraqi imposed war on Iran (1980-1988).