Iraqi government to expel MKO

Iraqi Ambassador to Tehran Abu Heidar al-Sheikh said on Monday that the Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is to pay an official two-day visit to Tehran next week.

Speaking to reporters at Iraq’s embassy, he said the upcoming visit would leave huge impacts on expansion of political and economic relations between the two countries and would also help accelerate such a trend.

New political system in Iraq has opened new chapters for expansion of mutual relations between the two countries; he said adding that Iraq seeks to broaden friendly ties with its neighbors and with the Islamic Republic of Iran in particular.

The Iraqi defense minister and minister of electricity and water resources will accompany Maliki during his two-day visit, he said adding that the Iraqi delegation is to discuss implementation of agreements sighed between the two countries.

The Iraqi delegation is also to sign some new memoranda of understanding (MoUs) during their visit to Tehran, he said.

Exchange of visits between the two sides’ high ranking officials will help bolster ties between Iran and Iraq, said the Iraqi ambassador.

The Iraqi premier is to confer with the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on security pact between Iraq and the US, he pointed out.

On presence of MKO in Iraq, he said the Iraqi government would under no circumstances let any individuals or organizations take action against its neighboring countries and the Iraqi government is to expel them.

No country in the world would host MKO, he underlined.

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