Iran files complaints against MKO leaders in Iraq: Envoy

Iran's Ambassador to Iraq Hassan Danaeifard says Tehran has filed lawsuits with Iraqi courts ‎against the leaders of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO).‎

More than ‎‏145‏‎ complaints have been filed in Iraq against the MKO terrorist group and they all ‎must be dealt with in the courts, Danaeifard said on Saturday. ‎

He added that the MKO had been residing in Camp Ashraf for ‎‏27‏‎ years and used the base to ‎carry out terrorist attacks and kill nearly ‎‏12000‏‎ innocent Iranian people.‎

‎“Many legal complaints have been filed against the MKO within Iraq as well,” the Iranian ‎ambassador added. ‎

‎“The MKO members along with the forces of [former Iraqi dictator] Saddam [Hussein] ‎massacred the Iraqi people and now the victims’ families want their complaints addressed,” ‎Danaeifard said.‎

The MKO fled to Iraq in ‎‏1986‏‎, where it enjoyed the support of Iraq's executed dictator Saddam ‎Hussein, and set up its camp near the Iranian border.‎

In December ‎‏2011‏‎, the United Nations and Baghdad agreed to relocate some ‎‏3,000‏‎ MKO ‎members from Camp New Iraq, formerly known as Camp Ashraf, in Diyala Province to Camp ‎Liberty, a former US military base near Baghdad International Airport.‎

The group is also known to have cooperated with Saddam in suppressing the ‎‏1991‏‎ uprisings in ‎southern Iraq and carrying out the massacre of Iraqi Kurds. ‎

The MKO has carried out numerous acts of violence against Iranian civilians and government ‎officials.‎