By Staff Writer, Iran Probe
Friday, 24 June 2016
More than 3,000 members of the National Council for Tribes of Iraq condemned Iran’s meddling in Iraq and other countries in the region, and called for protection and security of refugees in Camp Liberty, near Baghdad.
The National Council for Tribes of Iraq issued a statement emphasizing, “Iran’s meddling in the region, especially in Iraq and Syria, have escalated into an unprecedented scale. In Syria Iran’s forces are continuing to massacre the Syrian people and Tehran’s meddling in Iraq continues in the most bloodiest of natures. Iran-backed militias are resorting to all types of crimes against internally displaced persons and those forced out of their homes.”
This statement adds, “Oppression and killing sprees against refugee opposition members of the Iranian regime inside Iraq continues to this day. Camp Liberty, home to refugee members of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran near Baghdad, was the target of a heavy rocket and missile barrage on 29 October 2015 staged by Iranian operatives in Iraq, leaving 24 Liberty residents killed and a wide scope of the camp leveled. We call on the United Nations and United States government to live up to their responsibilities in providing safety and security for Liberty to guarantee a similar attack will not take place against the camp.”
The Iraqi tribal sheikhs signing this statement called for “the full eviction of the Iranian regime from Iraq as the sole practical solution to end the massacres in Iraq and other countries of the region. We fully support the rights of Liberty residents and consider them political refugees under international humanitarian laws and regulations.”