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Iraqi MP Lashes out at UNAMI for Failure to Expel MKO

A member of Iraq’s Islamic Virtue Party (al-Fadhila Party) described the steps taken by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) to expel the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, also known as MEK, PMOI and NCRI) from Iraq as "very slow and insufficient."

According to Habilian Association, Susan Al-Sa’ad criticized UNAMI for its failure in finding a third country for the resettlement of the MKO members in Iraq.

The Iraqi lawmaker called on the United Nations to expedite expulsion of MKO members from the Arab country.

Welcomed by the former Iraqi dictator in 1980s, the terrorist MKO assisted Saddam Hussein in his war against Iran and suppression of Iraqi Kurds.

After some three decades of their stay in Iraq, the remaining members of the terrorist MKO in Iraq had been relocated to a former US military base near Baghdad’s International Airport for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to determine their refugee status.

Albania was the first country who volunteered to accept over 200 members of the MKO. However, MKO turned down the offer in a bid to keep its strength in numbers and hold over rank and files, as Soraya Sepahpour, an independent researcher and political analyst has said.

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