US using opposition group to track Iranian influence networks in Iraq
Basil Adas, gulfnews,
This group resettled in
The Iraqi coalition government headed by Shiite Ebrahim Al Jaafari and Nouri Al Maliki decided to expel MKO members from and close
In this camp and in other Iraqi cities, there are between 4,000 and 5,000 MKO members and their families, with identities issued by the United Nations and the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) to facilitate their mobility inside
Jalal Al Din Al Sagheer, a prominent figure in the Shiite coalition, has accused MKO members of supporting terrorist groups affiliated to the former regime.
He told Gulf News: "There is an Iraqi constitution which prohibits using the Iraqi territory to launch a series of cross-border attacks against neighbouring countries and we are committed to this position."
Lubaid Abbawi, the undersecretary of the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told Gulf News: "The MKO file must move fully to the responsibility of the Iraqi government and must not be a political agenda used by different politicians or parties."
In the light of American-Iranian conflict in and in the region it is unlikely that the American forces will submit
According to some leaks from
A MKO report published recently in
Hadi Al Ameri, leader of the Badr Organisation of the Shiite Supreme Council, has accused the MKO of training terrorist elements and working to destabilise
The Al Maliki government works to exclude from any Iranian-American influence conflict and to ensure
The MKO group in has established political relations with prominent Shiite religious leaders who oppose the political process, the Mahmoud Al Hasani group in