Iraq's cabinet says it is adopting the appropriate measures to expel the terrorist Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) from Iraqi soil.
According to the cabinet's ruling, MKO terrorists will remain on Iraqi soil, however, they will be required to comply with Iraqi regulations until they leave the country.
(Mehdi Abrishamchi and Massoud Rajavi taking orders from Saddam's head of secret services)
Based on the ruling any transaction with the terrorist group or any connection with its members, who assisted former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in the massacre of thousands of Iraqi civilians, is strictly forbidden.
(Massoud Rajavi, Saddam Hussein and the MKO logo!!)
In the Iraqi cabinet statement Multi National Forces have been urged to allow Iraqi authorities to deal with MKO terrorists and to hand over checkpoints and all other related issues.
According to a source close to the ruling coalition in Baghdad, the Iraqi government is currently negotiating with US forces to take control of MKO bases in the country.
(Chemical attack on Halabche, Kurdistan, Iraq)
The MKO has been blacklisted as a terrorist group by many countries and international organizations.
Although the UK has been provided evidence of the terrorist nature of the MKO, it tends to turn a blind eye, a senior Iranian lawmaker Alaeddin Boroujerdi says.
“During our discussions we have provided several delegations from the United Kingdom relevant documentation reveling the terrorist activities of the Munafiqin (Mujahedeen Khalq Organization),” Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the head of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, said in a letter to his counterpart in the British parliament, Mike Gapes.
“They have even met with some of the victims of the MKO's terrorist acts, but now the London Appeals Court has permitted a dangerous terrorist group to run in Britain,” he said.
“During our discussions we have provided several delegations from the United Kingdom relevant documentation reveling the terrorist activities of the Munafiqin (Mujahedeen Khalq Organization),” Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the head of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, said in a letter to his counterpart in the British parliament, Mike Gapes. “They have even met with some of the victims of the MKO's terrorist acts, but now the London Appeals Court has permitted a dangerous terrorist group to run in Britain,” he said.
(British Lord!! Corbett promoting terrorism under the Logo of MKO for the past 25 years)
(In the streets of London with Lord Corbett!!)
Last month the London Court of Appeals ruled that there were "no valid grounds" to assert that a British panel made legal errors when it ordered the Mojahedin Khalq Organization to be removed from the terrorist blacklist.
(MKO members in European Countries 2003)
“It is very unfortunate that your colleagues at the British Parliament are aware of the group's criminal record, yet fail to react to the decision. The Parliament has even declined to mention these facts in their new inquiry titled 'Global Security: Iran',” Boroujerdi said.
(Maryam Rajavi directly ordered the massacre of Kurdish people)
The notorious Mujahedin Khalq Organization has a long and bloody history of targeting Iranian civilians and government officials.
(Massoud and Maryam Rajavi, cult leaders)
It also assisted the deposed Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, in the massacre of thousands of innocent Iraqis and is responsible for several acts of terror in Iran including the 1994 bombing of Imam Reza's Shrine in Mashhad.
(US should respect the Iraqi sovereignty by handing over control of Camp Ashraf to the government troops)
Iraq's IISC leaders discuss US agreement
Al-Iraqiyah TV, Baghdad, in Arabic 1200 gmt 19 Jun 08 Translated by:BBC Monitoring Middle East
Within its 1700 gmt newscast on 19 June, Baghdad Al-Iraqiyah Television in Arabic carries the following reports:
- "The IISC has held an ordinary periodic meeting. During the meeting, the conferees discussed a host of Iraqi issues. His Eminence Sayyid Abd-al-Aziz al-Hakim underlined that the presence of the MKO in Iraq violates both the Constitution and international law. He added that the presence of this organization was supported by the Multinational Force."
Then, Al-Hakim is shown saying: "As is known, during the days of the Governing Council in 2003, a decision was made to eject them [the MKO personnel] by early 2004. This decision was unanimously made by the Governing Council. But, then things were controlled by Mr Bremer, Ambassador Bremer, representative of the occupation force, who did not implement this decision under the pretext that these people enjoy protection. The issue remained unresolved and was mentioned in the Constitution, as the Iraqi Constitution stipulated the inadmissibility of the presence in Iraq of terrorist organizations that operate against other states. Nonetheless, the Multinational Force headed by the US troops continued to provide protection for this organization, which was given freedom of movement, which does not happen in any world state."
The TV report adds: "Regarding the Iraqi-US agreement, Vice President Dr Adil Abd-al-Mahdi said that the two sides disagree over some articles of the agreement."
Then, Abd-al-Mahdi is shown saying: "Several issues regarding the entry and exit of troops, immunities, arrests, and basic sovereignty-related issues were raised before the Political Council [for National Security]. Hence, we said that substantive authority should be returned to Iraq. These are the points. At any rate, we have not reached agreement on any specific issue. Proposals were submitted. The Iraqi side has expressed specific, clear, and frank views towards these issues."
Immediately afterward, Shaykh Jalal-al-Din al-Saghir, Iraqi MP for the IISC, is interviewed live by phone.
Asked on the presence of the MKO in Iraq, Al-Saghir says: "With regard to this organization, the Iraqi Government has not made any decision offering this organization political asylum, humanitarian refugee status, or anything that could render its presence on Iraqi territory acceptable from the purely legal point of view. Besides, during the previous period, the days of the criminal regime, this organization committed criminal actions. It was one of the repressive organizations that aided the criminal regime. It wreaked immense havoc within the ranks of the Iraqi people and Iraqi society, as is known to our brothers, the people of Kirkuk and the Diyala Governorate, not to mention the people of Basra and Baghdad. This organization did not make do with these actions, but also opposed the ongoing political process and interfered in Iraqi domestic affairs. This interference was manifested in aiding terrorism in terms of funding, training, and practice. Our brothers, the people of the Kirkuk and Al-Uzaym areas, vividly recall the checkpoints set up by these criminals, who undermined the security of average Iraqis."
Al-Saghir adds: Hence, the Council of Representatives had no choice but to stand firmly, as demonstrated at its previous session; and the Iraqi Government had no choice but to take this noble stand which it adopted. We call for the swift implementation of this stand. Likewise, we call upon the United States to send a message of assurance to the Iraqi people, telling them that it respects Iraqi sovereignty, and that it seeks to ensure respect for Iraqi sovereignty by handing over control of Camp Ashraf to the government troops, particularly since law has been enforced in all governorates."
Source: Al-Iraqiyah TV, Baghdad, in Arabic 1200 gmt 19 Jun 08
Asghar Farzin, Reza Sadeghi, and Ali Biglary, former members of the MKO, plead for justice against the organisation to the Iraqi judicial authorities and urge them to deal with the situation in Ashraf camp http://iran-interlink.org/?mod=view&id=4272