Iraq to move MKO Members from Ashraf Camp

Media invited to witness MKO transfer from Camp Ashraf next Tuesday

… The Government has invited the media to attend Camp Ashraf on the fifteenth day of December to cover the transfer of residents to the place allocated to them… The Government of Iraq has decided to move the residents of Camp Ashraf, all of which residents are members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, to another location which has not yet been disclosed. ..The issue of the MKO has been subject to protracted negotiations between the Government of Iraq and the U.S. over the fate of this organization which is classified as a terrorist group by both sides.

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US tells Iraq to treat MKO terrorists ‘with dignity’

State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said Friday that Washington hopes the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO/MEK/PMOI) will be treated humanely and do not end up in a country where they could be harmed following their removal from their bases at Camp Ashraf…“Moving them to Nuqrat al-Salman (prison) is a step towards expelling them,” Maliki wrote in a question-and-answer session posted on a state website, Reuters reported.

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Nuri al-Maliki: Iraq to move Mojahedin Khalq to remote south

Iraq plans to uproot an Iranian exile group that has become a headache for the Baghdad government and move the activists to a remote southern area until it can expel them, the prime minister said this week. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki vowed to oust members of the People’s Mujahideen Organisation of Iran (PMOI), an Iranian opposition movement that the United States considers a terrorist organisation, from a camp northeast of Baghdad where they have been living for two decades.

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Iraq to transfer Iranian dissident group to Baghdad

Iraq will move exiled Iranian dissidents based at a camp close to the border between the two countries to Baghdad, a government spokesman said on Thursday.”We will move residents of Camp Ashraf to buildings in Baghdad on Tuesday,”he said, without giving details. The members of the People’s Mujahedeen have lived at Camp Ashraf, a refugee base in Diyala province north of the Iraqi capital, for more than 20 years.

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Maysan Council refuses to take PMOI base in the province

… He pointed out that”There are documents and documentary tapes which stress that the organization carried out terrorist acts against people of the province and in coordination with the previous security which was aimed at the elimination of rebellion.”… Moreover, a member of the security committee of the Board of Maysan, Maytham, told Aswat al-Iraq that”the presence of the MKO on the territory of Iraq is a violation of the constitution ..

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Muthanna provincial council refused the transfer of Camp Ashraf to Samawah

…”The rejection of the Commission’s request matched the view that the”hypocrites organisation”will be a heavy burden on the people of this province which is peaceful and quiet.”He added that”the existence of Camp Ashraf, especially in the countryside of Samawah would present major threats to its security …”The rejection of the Commission’s request matched the view that the”hypocrites organisation”will be a heavy burden on the people of this province ..”the existence of Camp Ashraf, especially in the countryside of Samawah would present major threats to its security ..

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No country willing to accept MKO terrorists on its soil

Underlining the Iraqi government’s official position regarding MKO terrorist group Aref Tayfour said: So far, no country has expressed willingness to accept them in its soil.In a meeting with Iranian parliament speaker on Wednesday and referring to Larijani’s remarks about MKO/MEK/PMOI parasitical presence in Iraq Aref Tayfour also said: The Iraqi government is determined and is doing its best to displace and expel MKO from Iraq but until now no country has been ready to accept this terrorist group.

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