The presence of Iranian opposition group, Mojahedin-e Khalq, has had negative consequences for Iraqis.
This organization was used as a sectarian group against Iraqis and Saddam Hussein turned them into a suppression force against Iraqi people. In 1991, we witnessed the role of this organization in Shaabanieh uprising against the Kurds. The elements of this group are known for their brutality. In 1991, during the assassination of senior religious leader Seyed Mohammed Sadeq al-Sadr, they were used again as a suppression tool.
The MKO has been designated as a terrorist organization and the stances of the US and Europe on this group are similar. As it served the goals and interests of Saddam’s regime in the past, it is now acting to deepen tribal differences. Some Imperialist forces have tied their hopes to this terrorist group and even use this organization against Shiites of Iraq and Iran; they use it for illegal operations.
This group has an active role in destabilizing the security and supporting terrorists. For instance, we can discuss the status of Dyala province. this organization is playing a role in Iraq’s instability and it has conducted many crimes against Iranians. Even, tribal leaders and sheikhs in Dyala can’t stand this group anymore. What should be dealt with carefully is the plan they’re trying to achieve in Iraq: sectarianism and plotting against Iraqis. For example, the group held a conference under the name of supporting Iraqi Sunnis with coordination of European representatives, but the European sides didn’t take part in the conference.
While the Iraqi government tries to destroy paramilitary and armed groups in order to secure the country and apply the law, the presence of a foreign armed militia in Iraq, which has military teams and plots against Iraqis, is a threat to our nation.
The comments of Mr. Ali Al-Dabbagh, Iraqi government spokesperson, on the threats of this organization and the decision of the government to expel this group show that the government is well aware of the dire consequences of the presence of this terrorist group in Iraq and that they are determined to establish security for Iraqis.
The response of NCRI to the comments of Mr. Dabbagh is funny and sarcastic. This response includes illogical sentences:
"The legitimacy of MKO’s presence comes out of Geneva Convention"!
We answer: "Which law legitimizes the interferences of a terrorist group in our internal affairs? Which law opens their hands to erase our national figures and which law allows them to kill our children?"
Iraqi government should discuss the case of this organization and expose the crimes they did against the Iraqis so that world public opinion is aware. It should also do its best to expel the group from Iraq. Iraqi parliament should take this case and decide about it. If we ask our neighbors, including Iran, not to interfere in our internal affairs, we should first expel this organization since its presence in Iraq is interference in Iranian affairs.
The presence of this organization in Iraq is against all laws and regulations and also against the national interests of Iraqis.