Remnants of Rajavi trying to render withdraw into goodwill
The MeK leadership’s statement reveals that her intention of sabotage in the relocation process was not to improve the living conditions of her members, but to blackmail America’s government, especially for removing name of the group from the list of terrorist organizations. (It is likely that this scenario be repeated during next steps.)
The MeK leadership already had stated that no longer she would allow the rest of the group to leave the camp, unless her 6 conditions were met, and her sabotage in the relocation process was to persuade the US and Iraqi government to accept her illegal demands, but finally she was forced to withdraw and announced that another batch of MeK members will leave Camp Ashraf to Camp Liberty on August 23.
The MeK leadership’s statement on this topic clearly reveals that her intention of sabotage in the relocation process was not to improve the living conditions of her members, but to blackmail America’s government, especially for removing name of the group from the list of terrorist organizations. (It is likely that this scenario be repeated during next steps.)
In the statement, without any reference to outcome of the pre- existing conditions, the US government, three times, is asked for removing the group from the terrorist list:
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran declared: As a gesture of goodwill, the residents of Ashraf will commence the 6th convoy of 400 residents from Camp Ashraf to Camp Liberty on August 23.
She added: The residents anticipate and expect that the completion of convoy 6 will be followed by a public statement by the United States Government that recognizes the cooperation of the Ashraf residents and reiterates continued U.S. commitment to:
(i) the approach on FTO designation and delisting outlined by Secretary Clinton on February 29, 2012, recognizing that the decision of US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit requires the Secretary of State to make a determination regarding the FTO designation of the PMOI (MeK) by October 1, 2012;
(ii) a real effort to resolve the remaining humanitarian issues at Liberty that materially affect the daily lives of the residents, including sustainable mechanisms to provide water and electricity; and
(iii) support the safety and security of the residents until they relocate to third countries outside of Iraq, in mindfulness of the fact that this universally desired outcome cannot happen expeditiously without delisting.
The MeK leadership’s statement reveals that what matter for her only are propping up the organization and self-regarding. So, the UN and the US government should not be deceived by this terrorist group and have to provide individual rights of the residents of Camp Liberty, and refrain from engaging in political considerations.