Iraq has pledged to crack down on the Iranian opposition as part of its security cooperation with Teheran
BAGHDAD- Iraq has pledged to crack down on the Iranian opposition as part of its security cooperation with Teheran. Officials said the Baghdad government planned to eliminate the presence of the Mujahadeen Khalq, the leading Iranian opposition group. More than 4,000 Mujahadeen members have been housed in military camps in eastern Iraq since the toppling of the Saddam Hussein regime in 2003, Middle East Newsline reported. "We will no longer permit the members of that terror organization to create problems for Iraq's good neighbor, Iran, from Iraqi soil and we are quite determined to confront them effectively," Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Chalabi said. Chalabi has held talks in Teheran in an attempt to forge closer ties between Iran and Iraq in the political and security realms. He said Iraq would implement a new anti-terrorism law that would end the activities of the Mujahadeen. "In accordance with Iraq's Anti-Terrorism Law, no armed group or organization which is in the list of world terrorist organizations, including the MKO, can remain armed in Iraq as of the date the law takes effect," Chalabi said. The law was expected to take effect in mid-November. So far, the United States has refused to deport the thousands of Mujahadeen members to Iran, where they face prosecution. Chalabi's assurances come in wake of numerous demands by Teheran for the extradition of Mujahadeen fighters. Iran has blamed the Mujahadeen for numerous bombings and other attacks in Iranian cities. Teheran has also accused the U.S.-led coalition of encouraging Arab and Kurdish unrest in western Iran. Iran said British Army units helped train insurgents in the Arab revolt in the southeast province of Khuzestan in 2005. "Iraq would no longer be a ground for launching attacks against any of its neighbors," Chalabi said.

New Articles

Upholders of human rights support terrorist MKO

Spokesman for the Iranian Parliament’s National Security Council said that Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) that has received asylum from France is today supported by the upholders of human rights though...

UK MPs attended rally for Iranian group whose leader is still banned by London

The group was delisted as terrorist organisation in 2008 - but some analysts say it still operates as a cult

Ex-terrorist group funds Paris trip for British Labour MP Toby Perkins

A group, formerly listed as a terrorist organization by the UK and US, funded a trip to Paris for a Labour MP. Toby Perkins was at an event run by...

The MEK: From Revolutionary Group to Imperialist Asset

The MEK’s violent past makes it clear why its only remaining friends are those who seek regime change in Iran at any cost.

The Albanian Center against Terrorism lists MEK as an extremist organization

The Albanian Center against Terrorism lists Iranian Mojahedin Khalq as an extremist organisation.

Most viewed

Full-time job of the MKO

It has been near two decades that the Mujahedin Khalq Organizaion (the MKO/MEK/ the PMOI/ the Cult of Rajavi) propagate its fabrications on Iran’s nuclear program and eventually Iran hawks...

How the U.S. Aristocracy Made a Foreign-Policy Chump Out of Trump

Key to conquering Russia, is regime-change in all countries whose leaders are friendly toward Russia (such as was the case with Saddam Hussein, and with Muammar Gaddafi, and with Bashar al-Assad...

MKO-Linked Cell Busted in Western Iran

Iran’s intelligence forces disbanded a cell that had links with the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) in the western province of Lorestan.

Why has France become a safe haven for extremism in Europe?

Casting blame on those responsible for the rise of the Islamic State in various parts of the Middle East and its disconcerting extension into other parts of the world is...

Iran Calls For Tougher EU Measures against MKO in Europe

Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli called for tougher measures against the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, also known as the MEK, PMOI and NCRI) terrorist group by the European Union...