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03/31/09

MKO desperate for Arab support


Press TV - Head of the Mujahedin Khalq Organization Maryam Rajavi urges the participants of the Arab summit in Doha to support MKO terrorists.

In a letter to Arab leaders attending the summit in Qatar, Rajavi rallied support for the anti-Iran group which is on the verge of losing its Iraq headquarters and training site, Camp Ashraf, located in Diyala Province.

After the finalization of a security agreement between Baghdad and Washington, Camp Ashraf was put under Iraqi control as of Jan 1, 2009.

The Iraqi government now seeks the expulsion or relocation of the MKO, which it holds responsible for attempting to destabilize the country, maintaining 'staying in Iraq is not an option for them'.

"The residents should understand ... that their days in Iraq are numbered and we are literally counting down," Iraqi National Security Advisor Mowaffaq al-Rubaie told reporters on Friday.

Blacklisted as a terrorist organization by many international organizations and countries, including the US, the MKO has responsibility for bombings, killings and attacks against Iranian officials and nationals over the past 30 years.

The attacks include the assassination of the late president Mohammad-Ali Rajaei, prime minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar and judiciary chief Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti.

After its exile from Iran, the MKO settled in Iraq where it enjoyed the support of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and assisted him in the massacre of Iraqi civilians.

Tehran has long called for the expulsion of MKO members from Iraq, saying that the members of the group who have not participated in terrorist activities can return home but those who organized and carried out criminal acts against the Iranian nation must stand trial.

... Payvand News - 03/31/09 ... --



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