No country ready to accept MKO: Iraqi ambassador
TEHRAN – Iraq’s ambassador to Tehran, Mohammad Majid Al-Shaikh, has said that no country is ready to accept the terrorist Mojahadin Khalq Organization (MKO).
“We believe that the presence of Mojahadin group in Iraq is illegal, but no country is ready to accept the members of this group,” Al-Shaikh told the Mehr News Agency published on Monday.
He said the MKO has committed many crimes against the Iraqi people during the Saddam regime and therefore they should leave Iraq.
Iraqi Interior Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Abdul Kareem Khalaf said late August that the Iraqi government has given the MKO a six-month deadline to leave the country.
Al-Shaikh said if a country agrees to accept the group Iraq will immediately expel them.
He added that Iraq will not allow the MKO to do terrorist acts against Iran from Iraqi soil.
The MKO launched a campaign of assassinations and bombings in Iran soon after the 1979 Islamic revolution. It then fled to Iraq and joined Saddam’s army in its invasion of the Iranian territory. Saddam also used the group in his brutal suppression of Kurdish and Shiite dissidents in northern and southern Iraq…