Iraqis Have Deep-Seated Hatred towards MKO: MP
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iraqi parliamentarian called for an immediate expulsion of all members of the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) from his country, and confirmed that the Iraqi nation has had a long-standing aversion to the notorious group.
The MKO terrorists must face trial as soon as possible and should also be expelled from Iraq entirely, member of Iraq’s Parliament Abdul Hussein Abdel-Azim al-Yasiri said, arguing that MKO members “have committed innumerable crimes against the Iranian and Iraqi nations.”
He went on to say that the Iraqi nation’s hatred of the notorious organization dates back to the era of the executed dictator Saddam Hussein, noting that people of the Arab country have been opposed to the presence of the MKO members on Iraqi soil since a long time ago.
His comments came after the notorious Camp Ashraf, which in its heyday used to house thousands of MKO terrorists in eastern Iraq, was fully evacuated from its few dozen residents by the Iraqi authorities.
The official end of MKO terrorist group’s activities in Camp Ashraf took place some days after clashes in the camp left at least 50 of them dead.
The remaining members of MKO terrorists were transferred from Camp Ashraf (now the Camp of New Iraq) to Camp Liberty, near Baghdad airport.
The MKO -- listed as a terrorist organization by much of the international community -- fled Iran in 1986 for Iraq, fought on the side of Saddam Hussein during the Iraqi imposed war on Iran (1980-88), and was given a camp by Saddam.
The group has been behind numerous acts of terror against Iranian civilians and officials, and was involved in the 1991 bloody repression of Shiite Muslims in southern Iraq, and the massacre of Iraqi Kurds in the country's north.