The Iraqi armed forces arrested, beat up, insulted, intimidated, and returned from the entrance of Ashraf five Iraqi businessmen who intended to enter Camp Ashraf, to purchase some the residents’ properties on Wednesday, May 9.
The Iraqi armed forces threatened the merchants and stipulated that the merchants are not allowed to see the residents, dialogue with them and to purchase their properties. The Iraqi forces intimated the merchants and told the merchants that they would be beheaded if they show up at Camp Ashraf again.
The Government of Iraq and Iraqi forces are blatantly intend to plunder the residents’ properties. As, one of the Aliraqia leaders said “this is a banditry to curry favor with the mullahs’ regime”.
Ashraf residents and the Iranian resistance will stand up against this banditry and deprivation of the right for property forcefully.
The Chairman of National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the mullahs’ parliament expressed his gratitude to the Iraqi Government for its measures against Ashraf residents.
Mr. Martin Kobler, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Iraq in his letter to Ashraf resident, on December 28,2011, had guaranteed the residents on their assets and propertied, and stipulated that the UN respect the property rights of the residents.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
May 9, 2012