FM: Iraq plans to withdraw ‘Mojahedin-e Khalq’ members from country

Arab World Materials 24 December 2011 14:40 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec.24 / Trend, A. Taghiyeva /

It is planned that the "Mojahedin-e Khalq" organization's members will leave Iraq by late 2011, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said in an exclusive interview with Trend on Saturday.

"The "Mojahedin-e Khalq" Organization, as we know, is not the Iraqi organization. It is opposition Iranian organization, whose members are in Iraq, despite the fact that we are against it," Zebari said.

Zebari said that although Iraq does not want stay of the organization's members in the country, it will not hand over them to the Iranian authorities.

"Their presence in the Iraqi territory is illegal and inadmissible, as they do not have refugee status. We will help the organization's members to leave Iraq for a third country if they wish," he said.

Zebari said at present the UN interferes in this matter to extend term of members' departure from Iraq.

Iraqi Foreign Minister Zebari began his two-day official visit to Azerbaijan on Friday, Dec.23.