Politicians in Diala renew rejection to Mujahideen Khalq presence

Politicians in Diala province on Wednesday renewed their rejection to the presence of the Mujahideen Khalq organization in the Iraqi territories because of its interference in the internal affairs.

Speaking to Aswat al-Iraq news agency, Awad al-Rabie, a member of the municipality council of Abi Saida district, said “the council has proof and evidence that assert the involvement of the Iranian opposition group in supporting the armed groups, in addition to their continued attempts to flare up sectarian unrests in the country.”

He accused them of violating human rights in the Ashraf camp, as well as interfering in Iraqi internal affairs.
The Iranian opposition organization of Mujahideen-e-Khalq has been based in Camp Ashraf in Diala province, 57 km northeast of Baghdad, since 1980s during the eight-year-long Iran-Iraq war.

Many political parties in the Iraqi government have been striving to drive the organization out of the Iraqi territories claiming that the Mujahideen-e-Khalq fighters took part in suppressing the Shiite uprising that broke out in southern Iraq after the second Gulf War in 1991 against the former regime.

By Haleema Al-Azzawi – Aswat Al Iraq


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