Iraq has begun an operation to arrest 38 members of the terrorist Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) and hand them over to judiciary officials.
“We have received a letter from Iraq’s Supreme Criminal Court which contains the names of 38 senior members of the MKO,” Fars News Agency quoted Iraqi Deputy Interior Minister Ayden Khalid Qader as saying on Sunday.
The letter has called on the Interior Ministry to begin an immediate operation to arrest the criminals and hand them over to the judiciary, he added.
Earlier in July, Iraq’s Supreme Criminal Court issued arrest warrants for the leaders of the terrorist Mujahedin Khalq Organization, including Masoud Rajavi and his wife Maryam Rajavi.
The warrants require the Iraqi Interior Ministry and the Interpol to arrest and hand over the wanted figures to Iraq’s Criminal Court.
Founded in the 1960s, the MKO has masterminded a slew of terrorist operations in Iran and Iraq, killing thousands of people and wounding many more.
The group is especially notorious for taking sides with former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein during the 1980-1988 war Iraqi-imposed on Iran.
The Iraq-based MKO is listed as a terrorist group by much of the international community.