NCRI – The Chairman of Southern Arab Tribes Council in Iraq has said that the country’s southern tribes will stand with the residents of Camp Ashraf and will defend them against any harm because the residents are viewed as guests of Iraq.
Camp Ashraf, Iraq, is home to about 3,400 members of the main Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
Sheikh Ahmad al-Ghanem told the Iraqi news agency that the recent revelations by WikiLeaks about crimes committed in Iraq expose the role of the outgoing Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and the Iranian regime in atrocities perpetrated in Iraq.
“We have been aware of these crimes all along, and what has been posted by WikiLeaks is only part of the crimes committed in Iraq. They represent only a part of the actions of Maliki, the Iranian regime, the death squads, the sectarian militias and some of the things that occupation forces have done.”
Al-Ghanem added, “The residents of Ashraf have witnessed how Maliki violates laws and how the mullahs in Tehran benefit from such violations.”
“The residents of Ashraf are the guests of the Iraqi people, and Maliki’s actions against them are proof of his loyalty to the mullahs.”