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Families’ picket in front of Camp Ashraf continues

Today’s Coverage from Iraqi media

A group of Iranian families have been picketing in front of Camp New Iraq (formerly Ashraf) demanding access to their children who have been kept inside. Families’ picket in front of Camp Ashraf continues
The organisers of this picket say that there are a large number of their children inside the camp but the leaders of the Mojahedin Khalq Organisation do not let them meet their families. The families emphasised that they have no choice except to sit in front of the gates of the camp until they are given access to their loved ones.
They are also asking all international humanitarian organisations as well as the United Nations office to engage [with the problem] and provide them with access to their children.

Al Mashregh, June 21, 2010
The Iraqi Ambassador in Tehran announced that Iraq will not let anyone use its soil to attack neighbouring countries. Press TV reported Mohammad Majid Al Sheikh as saying: “Iraq will not allow the Mojahedin Khalq Organisation, or any other armed group, use its soil to carry out attacks against Iran”. Iraqi authorities have repeatedly demanded that the members of this organisation leave Camp Ashraf and Iraqi territory. The problem is, no other country in the world is willing to accept them”.

Addustour, June 21, 2010
The Iraqi government rejected allegations that it has decided to attack Camp Ashraf. An official said that: “The Government of Iraq is serious and working towards expelling the Mojahedin Khalq from the country, but fighting in not a solution. We will resolve this problem through peaceful means. The future Government of Iraq has the responsibility of ending the presence of this group in Iraq. During its presence [in Iraq] this organisation has been deeply involved in security issues and has been a helping hand to the late regime in suppressing the people of Iraq.

Bader, June 21, 2010
Political and social personalities and heads of Iraqi tribes condemned the Mojahedin Khalq Terrorist group’s blockage of meetings between the members and their families. The head of Khalis province said: “A delegation of local officials and tribal personalities have travelled to the camp in order to put pressure on the leaders of the Mojahedin Khalq Organisation to let families reunite with their children on companionate and humanitarian grounds but it is unfortunate that this initiative as many previous ones failed”.

Daraddustour, June 21, 2010
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