BRUSSELS, Dec 28 (KUNA) -- EU High Representative Catherine Ashton Saturday condemned "in the strongest terms "the rocket attack at Camp Hurriya, near Baghdad airport, that houses members of the Iranian opposition group, Mujahedeen Khalq
A source in the camp earlier said to NINA : " Force of the 36 Brigade of Iraqi army reinforced by Swat troops attacked with various weapons at dawn today camp Ashraf which harbor about hundered of Mujahedeen Khalq
, killing 19 and injuring dozens and arrested many of them moving them to unknown destination.
The Mujahedeen Khalq
(MEK) is to be removed from the United States terrorist organisations list, the New York Times is reporting.
The group, the Mujahedeen Khalq
, or People's Mujahedeen, has mounted a costly campaign to be removed from the terrorist list, enlisting an array of prominent American politicians and former military officers to press the case that the group abandoned violence years ago.
Daniel Benjamin, the State Department's coordinator for counterterrorism, suggested that the group, the Mujahedeen Khalq
, or People's Mujahedeen, known as the M.
US: Group of prominent Americans is lobbying President Barack Obama to lift designation of Iranian opposition group Mujahedeen Khalq
as a terrorist group, The New York Times reported late Saturday.
Iraq's assurances that it will not permit an attack to be launched from its territory against Iran and will not tolerate the existence in Iraq of the Iranian Mujahedeen Khalq
terrorist organization have further eased Iranian concerns.
Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi announced a week after the executions that six people held in protests that followed the election had been also sentenced to death for links with the rebel Mujahedeen Khalq
Moving to the issue of the Mujahedeen Khalq
Organization (MKO), Larijani asked the lawmakers to expedite the process of expelling members of the terror group from Iraqi soil.
The news conference appeared to end abruptly after a reporter asked about the Mujahedeen Khalq
in Iraq, which opposes Iran's ruling clerics.
In Iran, the conflict ended when US forces disarmed Mujahedeen Khalq
rebels based in Iraq that were opposed to the Iranian government.
A total of seven Iranians have set themselves ablaze - three dying as a result - since raids on the French offices of the Mujahedeen Khalq
, which fiercely opposes the Muslim clerical government in Iran.