‘No legal basis for MKO’s presence in Iraq’

An Iraqi Member of Parliament said the Iraqi Constitution has prohibited the presence of the groups opposed to the neighboring countries, and that they will expel these members.

“Despite the MKO’s persistence for stating in Iraq, there’s no article in the country’s Constitution allowing the group to remain in the country anymore,” MP Hassoun al-Fatlawi told Habilian’s correspondent in Baghdad.

Not only the MKO but any other terrorist group and even groups opposed to neighboring countries have no right to be in Iraq and their presence is illegal as the Constitution emphasizes the prohibition of militant and terrorist groups.

Referring to the Iraqi government’s efforts, Fatlawi said, “The government tries to put an end to their presence as quickly as possible.”

He concluded that expulsion of MKO members outside of Iraq does not require any legal approval.