Through general elections, Iraqi people and MPs are going to finalize the fate of terrorists in Iraq, whether they are Baathists, MKO members or Takfiris, former Iraqi MP and current candidate said.
“The Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, aka MEK, PMOI) presence in Iraq has brought the country much disturbance, since the cult is much close to Iraqi anti-government groups.” Jawad Al-Attar told Habilian Association (families of Iranian terror victims) news website.
“Iraqis generally view terrorist group like the MKO as those involving in the country’s internal affairs, so we should reach a consensus on expelling the MKO as an introduction,” he insisted.
“The government’s decision to relocate the cult’s members inside Iraq shows that the ideal consensus has not been reached yet. The MKO expulsion should be finalized as no Iraqi people as well as MPs want the country to be used to attack the neighbouring countries from,” editor of Iraqi Kurdistan’s Al-Amal Al-Islami newspaper said.
Iraqis will vote Sunday in parliamentary elections to determine who will govern the country.
Al-Attar labeled Saleh Al-Mutlaq and Dhafer Al-Ani views on the MKO as “unimportant”, insisting that “a large majority of Iraqi MPs wish MKO to be expelled”. “The two MPs are disqualified from running in Iraq’s general election,” he added.
“Despite the fact that Iraqi Transitional Council and Parliament insisted on expelling the terrorist cult, it has been able to keep its presence only thanks to the pressures of the US-led occupiers,” director of Iraq’s Centre for Developmental Studies commented.
“Legal mechanisms for expelling the terrorist cult will continue after the new government begins its work,” Al-Attar said. “The expulsion will be done more easily as the US-led coalition leaves Iraq in 2011 summer.”
“All Iraqi witness to the MKO’s involvement in suppressing Iraq’s 1991 anti-Saddam uprising, especially in Kurdistan,” he insisted, rejecting claims about MKO’s not involving in terror attacks against Iraqi people.