Timetable for Expelling the MKO

The head of Iraqi parliament: "We will expel the terrorist MKO from Iraq after the withdrawal of foreign forces".

The new Iraqi government will never allow outlawed organizations carry out attacks against Iran, Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mahmoud al-Mashhadani said here Wednesday.

"MKO is under the protection of the US army and we will expel them permanently after the foreign forces leave our country".

Today, the Constitution rules on internal and external relations in Iraq, therefore the government and parliament will never allow outlawed organizations (like the terrorist Mujahedeen Khalq Organization) to conduct any operation against neighboring states especially Iran, Mashhadani said in a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel.

Asked about the timetable for the foreign troops withdrawal from Iraq, he said the parliament is studying the matter seriously.

The presence of foreign troops would not only affect Iraq negatively it also annoys neighboring states, especially Iran, he noted.

The Iraqi government will do its utmost to expel all foreigners and then drive out all outlawed groups from the country, he vowed.

Once the occupiers leave the country and full security is established we intend to implement a federal system based on principles of democracy in Iraq, the speaker stated.

Mashhadani welcomed Iran’s readiness to assist his country in political, economic, cultural, social and security spheres.

He expressed optimism that his visit to Iran will have great benefits for his country.

IRNA, July 6, 2006

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