Iraqi MP underlines terrorist nature of MKO

Iraqi lawmaker Habib al-Turfi reiterated the terrorist nature of the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, also known as the MEK, NCR and PMOI), and said any politician dealing with such organization that kills Iraqis is a terrorist and must be held accountable. 

Turfi who represents the National Alliance in Iraq's parliament called for the Iraqi government to implement the constitutional provision which confirms that Iraq will not be a corridor or headquarters for any terrorist organization.

The leadership at the National Alliance has rejected the presence of Human Rights organizations that impose conditions in MKO's favor, pointing out that this organization is a criminal one that spilled the blood of Iraqis.

He said that MKO's presence was political during the former regime, and now removing this organization has become a national duty.

The MKO, whose main stronghold is in Iraq, 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.