Remaining in Iraq is not an option for Mojahedin Khalq Terrorists
London, IRNA -The Iraqi government has called for the expulsion of Mojahedin Khalq Organisation (MKO) from the country, saying Ashraf Camp terrorists can voluntarily return to Iran or choose to go to a third country.
“But remaining in Iraq is not an option because Mojahedin Khalq is a terrorist organisation and…Iraq will not be a base or a conduit for terrorist organisations,” the Iraq Embassy in London said.
In a statement, the embassy also said Iraq is committed to “good relations” with its neighbours and will not permit its territory to be used for aggression against or interference in the affairs of other countries.
“Mojahedin Khalq Organisation committed crimes against the Iraqi people during the uprising in 1991 and supported Saddam’s regime,” part of the statement said, adding that terrorist MKO is also involved in activities against the Iraqi government while interfering in the country’s internal affairs.
Referring to the conditions of MKO members who are presently residing in Ashraf Camp, the Iraqi Embassy said there is no blockade of the terrorist camp as claimed by MKO leaders.
“After signing the Withdrawal of Multinational Forces Agreement (with the US), the responsibility for the security of the camp and its occupants has been transferred to the Iraqi authorities,” the statement read.
The Iraqi Embassy also pointed out that Ashraf Camp residents are not “political or humanitarian refugees” but terrorists whose activities are in contradiction to the commitment of the Iraqi government vis-a-vis its neighbours.
However, Iraq’s Embassy in London, said the Iraqi government is committed to the protection of Ashraf Camp occupants and will respect human rights principles.
Mojahedin Khalq Organisation is a terrorist entity which has assassinated thousands of Iranian officials and people.
Due to their terrorist supports for the Saddam regime, the Iraqi dictator gave them refuge and allowed them to set up the Ashraf Camp near Iran borders which was used as a military base to train terrorists and conduct operations against Iran and Iraqi people.
After the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, Ashraf Camp was under the protection of American soldiers.
The United States regards the MKO as a terrorist organisation.