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Iraqi committee to specify ways for MKO exit: Zebari

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

News Code :9003-20009

TEHRAN (ISNA) - An Iraqi committee is to specify ways for terrorist MKO exit, said Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zabari on Tuesday.

He made the remarks in a press briefing with Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi and said, "Iraqi regime's stance for future of the group is clear. We have agreed that members of the group, now residing in Camp Ashraf, go to other countries. We have called for European parliaments and organizations to assist us and host some members of the group."

Zabari also said a committee is to be formed in Baghdad soon to determine ways for MKO members' exit.

As to Iraq-US Security Pact, Zebari said, "the US troops need to leave Iraqi soil by the end of 2011."

Also Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi is to visit Iraq on June 6 to join economic commission meeting.

The two sides also stressed expansion of mutual economic and political cooperation as well.

The MKO is listed as a terrorist group by much of the international community.

Founded in the 1960s, the group has masterminded many terrorist operations in Iran and Iraq.

The group is especially notorious in Iran for having sided with former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.

The MKO has been in Iraq's Diyala province since the 1980s.

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