MKO expulsion a will of Iraqi nation

An Iranian anti-terrorism association has called on the Iraqi government to expel the terrorist Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) from the country.

A representative of the Habilian Association, Javad Hashemi, made the request during a meeting with Iraqi Deputy Prime Minster Barham Saleh on Wednesday.

The US administration has blocked efforts for expulsion of the terrorist group from the Iraqi soil.

Hashemi, representing almost 16,000 families of victims of the MKO’s terrorist attacks, also briefed the Iraqi official on the activities and objectives of the association.

Saleh, for his part, said the the issue was being examined.

The Iraqi deputy premier expressed his sympathy to the martyrs’ families, saying that the Iraqi government and nation are aware of the hostile disposition of the terrorist group and believe that their illegal presence harms the country’s interests.

Referring to a report by the commission investigating the MKO dossier in Iraq, Saleh stated that there is sufficient evidence to prove the direct involvement of the MKO in military operations under former Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein.

He gave assurances that the Iraqi government is determined to force them out of the country.

"Our nation, especially people living in the Kurdistan region, have suffered substantial harm by the group and want them to be expelled," he concluded.

Press TV – Thu, 14 Jun 2007

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