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Spanish court judgment about MKO should be local

Spanish court support for Saddamists not legal

ARBIL / Aswat al-Iraq: Any court judgment in any country regarding an issue related to another country requires the second country’s approval for execution, a Kurdish lawmaker said commenting on a judgment issued by a Spanish court with respect to the operatives of the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MKO) exiled in Iraq.

“Executing the judgment requires an approval from the Iraqi side,” Ahmed Anwar, a member of the Iraqi parliament legal committee, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency on Monday.

He said that the judgment, which considered the MKO elements in Iraq under the Genève Convention, is a moral support only.

“The court is not international, and I question whether the Spanish government would adopt this issue from the legal and political standpoints,” Anwar said.

He said that the Iraqi government refuses to grant asylum to MKO operatives in Iraq.

“There are Iraqi-U.S. discussions with respect to the MKO issue,” Anwar said.

The MKO operatives in Iraq, hosted in Ashraf Camp in Diala province, oppose the current Iranian regime, and have been in Iraqi since the 1980s.

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