Envoy: Baghdad vows to expel MKO from Iraq

Tehran's Ambassador to Baghdad Hassan Danayeefar said that Iraqi official have pledged ‎to expel the ‎members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, also known ‎as the MEK, NCR and ‎PMOI) from their country. ‎

In September ‎‏2012‏‎, the last group of the MKO terrorists left Camp Ashraf, their main training center in ‎Iraq. They have been transferred to Camp Liberty which lies northeast of the Baghdad International ‎Airport.

Camp Liberty is a transient settlement facility and a last station for the MKO in Iraq.

Speaking to FNA about the latest status of the terrorist organization in Iraq, Danayeefar said, "These ‎people are filling forms of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and we are waiting to see ‎them leave Iraq's soil as soon as possible."

‎"We have been assured that the move (expulsion) will start soon," the Iranian diplomat said.

The US formally removed the MKO from its list of terror organizations in early September, one week ‎after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent the US Congress a classified communication about the ‎move. The decision made by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton enabled the group to have its assets ‎under US jurisdiction unfrozen and do business with American entities, the State Department said in a ‎statement at the time.‎