Iran’s Foreign Ministry has warned its neighbouring countries to refrain from sheltering members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, an Iranian dissident group.
Iran’s ambassador to Iraq announced that “all members of Camp Ashraf are pardoned, except for 100 people who have pending judiciary files.” Hassan Danaifar told ISNA that “other members of Camp Ashraf are free to return to our dear country or travel wherever they wish.”
The UN has confirmed that at least 34 people were killed last Saturday in the attack on Camp Ashraf, the Iraqi settlement inhabited by a dissident Iranian group.
Dissident Iranians living at Camp Ashraf in Iraq are free to return to Iran, says Hassan Danaifar, the Iranian ambassador to Iraq.
Iraq says it will go ahead with its earlier plan to quash the activities of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran and will close down the settlement of Iranian dissidents, Camp Ashraf, by the end of 2011
Reporters Without Borders has condemned the Iraqi government’s “news blackout” imposed on Camp Ashraf, where scores of Iranian exiles were reportedly killed in an attack by government forces.