Former deputy prime minister of Iraq denounced Mujahedin-e Khalq organization’s (MKO, a.k.a. MEK) media attacks against the Iraqi army’sas intervention in the country’s internal affairs.
“I have no respect for politicians who are supporting an illegal entity in Iraq, Salam al-Zubaie told Habilian’s correspondent in Baghdad,” referring to some Iraqi politicians’ support for the MKO.
“We are against the presence of any group threatening the neighboring countries,” al-Zubaie added.
Asked about the late expulsion of MKO members in Iraq, he said that is because of the incompetence of the Iraq’s government and justice system.
“This issue is none of the MKO’s business and their action is an obvious intervention in internal affairs of the country and we as Iraqi citizens do not allow insult against our army,” the Iraqi politician added, pointing to MKO media’s attacks on the Iraqi army over its offensive against al-Qaeda militants.
The MKO describes the ISIL terrorists as Iraqi tribes combatants who have established the "Tribes Military Council" to confront the Maliki government, while the UN Security Council strongly condemned recent attacks committed by al-Qaida terrorists in Iraq’s western province of Anbar.
“Contrary to belief of some TV channels, Iraqi army has not invaded Fallujah and it doesn’t seek al-Anbar’s occupation. The main responsibility of the Iraqi Army is to protect the citizens and to stand against the groups seeking to destroy the public property and scare people.”