Setting stage for attacking Ashraf and killing residents
On Thursday, December 30, the terrorist Qods Force with the assistance of Iraqi forces dispatched a number of its Iraqi agents to Ashraf to pretend as though Iraqi people demand the expulsion of Ashraf residents and to set the stage for another attack and murder of Ashraf residents. This is subsequent to raid of Iraqi forces under the command of Iraq’s Prime Ministry against members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) who were stationed on Ashraf hospital grounds on December 26 and wounding 11 PMOI members.
The agents were brought to the main entrance of Ashraf by the clerical regime’s embassy in Baghdad in two vans. They were escorted by Iraqi forces. Prior to this, the Iraqi forces cleaned the area and set chairs for the agents so they could be filmed for propaganda purposes.
In order to protect the agents, the Iraqi forces were stationed in the southern and eastern sides of Ashraf with 6 humvees, armored personnel carriers, since this morning. Simultaneously, the rapid deployment police force equipped with batons and shields took position at the main entrance of Ashraf.
At 11:30 am, Iraqi forces brought in the agents to the entrance square of Ashraf and to intimidate the residents while chanting provocative slogans. Ashraf residents gathered in protest. As a result Iraqi forces were compelled to return the agents behind the main gates of Ashraf.
Subsequently, the Iraqi agents and the agents of the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) who have been en
gaged in psychological torture against Ashraf residents with 140 loud speakers for the past 11 months were transferred to the southern side of Ashraf in order to take new films and photos and dispatch them to the clerical regime and its media.
Yesterday, the MOIS dispatched a new group of its agents to Ashraf in order to continue the psychological torture against Ashraf residents. The MOIS had gathered these agents from various cities in Iran.
The clerical regime that is utterly exasperated and desperate in light of growing support for Ashraf in Iraq and internationally and as its previous plots against Ashraf have failed, is trying to cover up its failures through new attempts.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
December 30, 2010