- Posted June 20, 2012 by
Iraqi Delegation to Apprise MKO-led crisis
Unyielding behavior of the terrorist group is turning an issue that is solvable in a peaceful way into a real crisis. The Iraqi government is ultimately decisive to close Camp Ashraf and expel the members of the designated terrorist group. So far more than half of the members housed in Ashraf have been relocated to transitory center but the process has been stalled since the arrival of the fifth group of residents on 5 May. To justify its non-cooperative behavior, MKO is inventing pretexts and imposing unacceptable conditions that underpin a blatant breach of an already brokered compromise.
MKO is uncompromisingly refusing to cooperate in transferring the remainders. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, Martin Kobler, has recently expressed his concern about the delay in the relocation of the residents, but what has much concerned him is a possible eruption of violent clashes between the sides. The Iraqi government seeks a peaceful solution to the problem. In contrast, MKO has been, from the very beginning, the antagonist side and the main impediment to the process of relocation. Not only the group prevents the process but also threatens to stand ready for any violent confrontation.