The Foreign Minister of Iraq said Wednesday that the Iraqi constitution does not allow the existence of any "terrorist" organization on Iraqi territory, including the People’s Mojahedin Organization, stressing that the Iraqi government is determined to impose its sovereignty in the country and no other policies will be allowed to be imposed.
At a press conference with his Iranian counterpart in Baghdad, attended by "Alsumaria News", Hoshyar Zebari said, "The issue of MEK was discussed by the Prime Minister more than once, and we suffered more than any other party from the evils of armed organizations on our territory," saying that "the Iraqi Constitution does not allow the existence of any armed organization on our land to exercise acts against another country."
Zebari said that "the Mojahedin-e Khalq terrorist organization is like many other armed terrorist organizations," adding that "the government is determined to impose its sovereignty and not allow any party to impose its policy orientations."
The civil society organizations from different provinces of Iraq, had organized a demonstration on 11 December last, in front of Camp Ashraf, home to more than 3400 members of the PMOI in Diyala, demanding the Iraqi government to develop mechanisms to remove members of the organization from Iraq.
The Iraqi forces composed of nearly a thousand members from the army and police force moved into Camp Ashraf earlier this year, but elements of the PMOI used batons and knives to prevent security officers from discharging their functions, which led to the outbreak of fighting and injuring about two hundred and sixty people from both sides and the arrest of fifty members of the organization…
Alsumaria News, Baghdad – Translated by Iran Interlink