Iyad Jamaluddin, a prominent Shiite leader in Iraq, has called on the country’s journalists, intellectuals, and religious and political leaders to act on the majority will of the Iraqi people and confront the meddling of the Iranian regime and its proxies in Baghdad.
According to Azzaman daily, the chairman of Iraq’s Ahrar faction, also said the residents of Camp Ashraf, members of the main Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), are “guests of Iraq, and in accordance with Iraqi traditions, we should support our guest. Ashraf residents are also protected by international laws.”
Azzaman added that the Society of Free Iraqi Lawyers has also issued a statement demanding protection for Ashraf residents as well as the fulfillment of the camp’s medical needs. The lawyers association called for the removal of obstacles against the free flow of logistical necessities, aid and medicine to the camp.