Many European countries refuse to give refuge to the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorists as most of them are members of the international mafia and wanted by Interpol, says an Iraqi MP.
The Iraqi government has put the MKO on the list of most wanted terror groups and called on the international community to help expel them from Iraq, Adnan al-Mayahi, a member of the Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee, told Fars news agency on Thursday.
However, the legislator added, the United Nations and European Union have turned a blind eye to the request.
The MKO terrorists are responsible for the killing of innocent Iraqi people during the rule of executed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, the legislator underlined.
The group pushed ahead with its crimes after Saddam Hussein’s ouster in 2003 with the support of the US and Western countries, such as France, said the MP, noting that the MKO terrorists have also enjoyed the backing of certain regional states such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
The MKO is listed as a terrorist organization by much of the international community and has committed numerous terrorist acts against Iranians and Iraqis.
The group fled Iran in 1986 for Iraq, where it had Saddam Hussein’s support and set up Camp Ashraf near the Iranian border.
In December 2011, the United Nations and Baghdad agreed to relocate some 3,000 MKO members from Camp New Iraq, formerly known as Camp Ashraf, to the former US-held Camp Liberty.
The last group of the MKO terrorists was evicted by the Iraqi government on September 11, 2013, to join the other members of the terrorist group at Camp Liberty and await potential relocation to other countries.