Following the reports by the Iraq’s national security advisor saying that the leadership of camp Ashraf prevented the entry of survey team of the Ministry of Human Rights, MKO’s political wing, NCRI, issued a statement claiming that what the office of Iraq’s National Security Advisor has issued is a “categorically false and misleading statement”. First MKO quotes the exact words of the statement that reads “The leaders of Camp Ashraf have refused to allow a committee from the Ministry of Human Rights to conduct its duty to establish the residents’ choice to return to Iran or leave for a third country.” It further adds that “The leaders of the camp also exercised their hegemony and control and deprived the residents of the camp the freedom of returning to Iran or to choose a third country. The government will not back away from its decision to close the camp.”
In a hasty, angry backlash, NCRI’s statement reads; “These entirely false claims are part of a new plot against the residents of Ashraf and at the same time a cover-up for recent unlawful positions and measures by Iraq’s National Security Advisor against Ashraf residents which have aroused widespread protests by the international community”.
In an attempt to justify its act of preventing the entry of survey team, the statement adds; “The truth is that the residents of Ashraf and its officials have extended their full cooperation to an Iraqi delegation which apparently wanted to interview the residents. Ashraf camp’s officials prepared buildings and premises for interviews at a location desired by the delegation”.
But of the most noticeable part of the statement is its threatening tone stating “the Iranian Resistance warns that such actions prepare the grounds for a human tragedy, and calls on all international organizations and specially the International Committee of the Red Cross and UNAMI to be present in Ashraf and to neutralize the conspiracies dictated by the Iranian regime”.
We also believe that all international, humanitarian organizations should be concerned about the tragic condition of members in Camp Ashraf and watchful of its cultic plots that may lead to a human tragedy. It is natural for a terrorist cult to react against legal moves by a country’s authorized body when it has its own advocates that thoroughly close their eyes on its atrocities and even strive to remove it from terrorist lists. They are also accountable for MKO’s anti-human deeds.