Iraqi MP lashes out at UNAMI for failure to expel MKO

Criticizing the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, member of the Iraq’s Islamic Virtue Party (al-Fadhila Party) described the steps taken by UNAMI to expel the Mujahedin-e Khalq organization (MKO, a.k.a. MEK and PMOI) from Iraq as “very slow and insufficient.”

According to Habilian Association, Susan Al-Sa’ad criticized UNAMI for it has so far failed to find a third country for resettlement of the MKO members in Iraq.

Talking to Ashraf News, the Iraqi lawmaker called on the United Nations to expedite the expulsion of MKO members from the Arab country.

Welcomed by the former Iraqi dictator in 1980s, the terrorist MKO assisted Saddam Hussein in his war against Iran and suppression of Iraqi Kurds.

After some three decades of their stay in Iraq, remaining members of the terrorist MKO in Iraq had been relocated to a former US military base near Baghdad’s International Airport for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to determine their refugee status.

Albania was the first country who volunteered to accept over 200 members of the MKO. However, MKO turned down the offer in a bid to keep its strength in numbers and hold over rank and files, as Soraya Sepahpour, an independent researcher and political analyst has said.