'Iraq ready to extradite some MKO members to Iran'

The Iraqi Judiciary Chief has expressed the country's judiciary system to cooperate with Iran and extradite some criminal members of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK, a.k.a. MKO) to Iran.

During his official visit to Iran, Medhat al-Mahmoud met with Habilian Association Secretary General and emphasized his readiness to promote the rights of Iranian terror victims.

He added that the Iraqi judicial system "is ready to hear families of martyrs' requests and demands."

Mahmoud further noted the Iraqi judicial system's readiness to cooperate in the case of Mujahedin-e Khalq, and said he had informed Iranian officials that if they demand the extradition of some MKO members, the Iranian Foreign Ministry should Iraqi Judiciary through legal ways and then the Iraqi Judiciary will investigate and take necessary steps.

Seyed Mohammad-Javad Hasheminejad, for his part, expressed Habilian's readiness to provide Iraqi government and judicial system with documents related to the MKO's terrorist attacks.

Earlier last week, Iranian Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani in a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart Medhat Al-Mahmoud called on Baghdad to extradite the members of the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, a.k.a. MEK and NCR) to stand a fair tribunal in Tehran.

MKO has killed over 12000 Iranians during the past three decades. During the Iraqi imposed war on Iran, the group joined the former Iraqi dictator. Saddam provided MKO with bases, weapons and protection and MKO in response helped him suppress the Iraqi Kurds.