Iraq bans any deal with the members of Mujahedin

Iraq bans any deal with the members of the Mujahedeen Khalq Organization (MKO), calling on the US to stop supporting the terrorist group.

"The Cabinet decided to ban any dealings with this organization by any Iraqi or foreign individual, organization or party,” a statement said on Tuesday.

In the statement, the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said the Mujahedeen Khalq Organization is meddling in the country’s internal affairs and supporting anti-government activities.

The statement warned that those who violate the order will face charges under the anti-terror law.

Earlier today, Iraq’s main political blocs in the parliament demanded the expulsion of the MKO members from the country.

Before the US-led invasion in 2003, the Mujahedeen Khalq Organization had enjoyed Saddam Hussein’s support.

After the US-led invasion of the country the US put the group’s members under protection in a northern part of Iraq amid reports that they had been used for by Washington for espionage and violence-related activities.

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