The Iranian ambassador to Baghdad has said that the Iraqi officials are serious in dealing with the terrorist group PJAK (the Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan), emphasizing they regard Iran’s action against terrorists as justified.
Iraq regards this group as a terrorist one and believes that Iran has the right to take action against the group, Ambassador Hassan Danaiifar told reporters on Sunday.
Asked about Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO), he said that the Iraqi government is determined to expel the members of the terrorist group from the country by the end of this year.
He also said that most of the members of this group that have escaped from Camp Ashraf are trying to return to Iran.
“After escape, they usually seek refuge in Iraq, and most of them demand to be granted permission to enter Iran as they have requested in their interviews with the International Committee of the Red Cross,” he said referring to those members of the group that have not been involved in any criminal action.
“We will also facilitate the process of their return to Iran,” he added.
He went on to say that a remarkable number of the group members have been returned to Iran and a special committee has been set up for this purpose in Iran’s consulate in Iraq .