Monday, December 31, 2007

100 prominent Shiite Sheikhs condemn Iranian regime’s meddling in Iraq

Monday, 31 December 2007

NCRI- More than 100 Shiite sheikhs and personalities from across Iraq condemned Iranian regime's meddling in Iraq and expressed their support for the main Iranian opposition group, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK)

In a meeting in Ashraf City, North East of Baghdad, on the occasion of Shiite feast of Ghadir, speakers from Southern Iraqi provinces of Missan, Dhiqar, Najaf, Karbal and Muthanna asserted that the Iraqi people and PMOI were faced with a common enemy in Iraq, the mullahs’ regime ruling Iran and its agents in Iraq.

The Iraqi Shiite personalities stressed that people in Iran and Iraq would not achieve unity, security and stability unless there is a democratic change in Iran.

On November 22, 2007, a petition signed by 300,000 Iraqi Shiites condemned the Iranian regime's campaign against the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and declared their support for the organization. The statement declared that the Iranian regime is fomenting violence in Iraq.

The statement which was widely covered by the media had been signed by Iraqi Shiite Muslims in the Iraqi southern provinces and there were 14 clergymen, 600 Sheikhs, 1,250 jurists, 2,200 physicians, engineers, university professors and 25,000 women among the signatories.

In June 2006, some 5.2 million Iraqis including 121 political parties and social groups, 700,000 women, 14,000 lawyers and jurists, 19,000 physicians, 35,000 engineers, 320 clerics, 540 professors, 2,000 tribal sheikhs and 300 local officials signed a petition condemning Iranian regime's meddling in their country. The declaration also lent support to People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) whose presence in Iraq had acted as a major obstacle to mullahs' fundamentalist ambitions in Iraq.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Iraqi politicians: Assassination attempt against Ayad Allawi designed by Iranian regime

Friday, 14 December 2007

NCRI- Iraqi Members of Parliament as well as political figures stated that the assassination attempt against Dr. Ayad Allawi on Tuesday was masterminded by the Iranian regime.

Two people were killed and 12 injured on Tuesday when a car bomb exploded near the residence of former Prime Minister of Iraq, Dr. Ayad Allawi,

Hesam Al-Azawi, a Member of Parliament from Iraqi National Front said Tuesday, “According to our sources, the Iranian regime is trying to assassinat Dr. Ayad Allawi.”

In an interview with al-Rafedin TV, Al-Azawi added, “The information we have indicate that the Iranian regime has planned the assassination of Dr. Allawi. They have even announced it officially. The decision by the Iranian regime is based on their objectives to interfere with Iraqi affairs. Their interference in all of Iraqi affairs is clear to everyone.”

“This is neither the first nor the last time Iraqi patriots such as Dr. Allawi are targets of assassination. The reason is that he is trying to establish the rule of law and maintaine Iraqi peoples’ unity. We have demanded increased security for the area on a number of occasions and specifically have requested better protection for Dr. Allawi, but Nouri Al-Maleki’s government has not responded responsibly,” Said the Iraqi Parliamentarian.

Zia Al-Sheikhi, a member of the Iraqi National Accord said, “The Iranian regime has plans to assassinate Dr. Ayad Allawi.”

On an interview with Al-Baghdadieh TV on Tuesday, Al-Sheikhi stated, “Two weeks ago we reported to the Multi-National forces that we have discovered a plan for assassination of the leader of the Iraqi National Accord. We gave them the details of the plan.

Furthermore, we gave the details to the Iraqi government. But no action was taken. There are those who would target all the national symbols of Iraq. First and foremost, Iranian regime’s security force is trying hard to kill Dr.Ayad Allawi and has some specific plans with this regards.”

Zia Al-Sheikhi added, “The question is that how a protected area is infiltrated. And how the assassination attempt happened without the security forces knowing?”

Iraqi Politician: Iranian IRGC members have infiltrated Iraq's security apparatus

Friday, 14 December 2007

NCRI - Sheikh Khalaf al-Alyan, the leader of Iraqi Council for National Dialogue, warned that a great number of members of the Qods force and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have infiltrated Iraqi’s security organs.

In an interview with Al-Rafedin TV on Tuesday, Sheikh Khalaf al-Alyan continued: The security apparatus is filled with militias…we have documents proving it. In recent days, Maleki himself signed an accord letting 17,000 members of the Badr organization to join. Undoubtedly, there are numerous members of Iran’s Quds force and IRGC among them.

He reiterated that especially after IRGC designation as a terrorist organization, these forces have tried to infiltrate Iraqi forces.

Khalaf al-Alyan continued: We demand getting rid of Iranian regime’s proxies in the security apparatus. These forces must only pledge allegiance to Iraq, otherwise the whole process will fail.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

300,000 Iraqi Shiites declare support for the PMOI, call for eviction of the Iranian regime

Thursday, 13 December 2007

NCRI – Declaration by 300,000 Iraqi Shiites calling for eviction of the Iranian regime from Iraq and expressing support to the PMOI as a major obstacle to mullahs' fundamentalist expansion to Iraq, was advertised in the Washington Times, December 12. Among the signatories are 14 clerics, 600 Sheikhs, 25,000 women, 2,200 physicians, engineers and professors as well as 1,250 jurists.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Iraqi Tribal Leaders call for closure of Iranian regime's embassy

Monday, 10 December 2007

NCRI - On Friday, London-based Arabic Language daily al-Sharq al-Awsat reported that Iraqi Tribal Council demanded the closure of the Iranian regime's embassy and consulates all over Iraq. They also condemned the Iranian regime's terrorist presence in Iraq.

"The Iraqi Tribal National Council declared its support for the presence of the Iranian opposition, People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Iraq. They consider the presence PMOI an impediment to the Iranian regime’s interference and their export of fundamentalism and terrorism in Iraq", al-Sharq al-Awsat added.

al-Sharq al-Awsat, December 7, 2007 – More than 200 Iraqi tribal leaders demanded the closure of the Iranian embassy in Baghdad and its consulates all over Iraq. They condemned the Iranian regime's terrorist presence in Iraq.

Iraqi Tribal Council in a statement the was issued on Thursday and published by the German news agency, DPA, declares: "On Wednesday more than 200 tribal leaders and directors of national tribal associations from 15 Iraqi provinces attended a extraordinary session of the Council. The attendees demanded an end to the Iranian terrorist presence and its proxies in Iraq. They also declared their support for the presence of the Iranian opposition, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Iraq. They stated that they consider PMOI's presence an impediment to the Iranian regime’s interference in Iraq and its export of fundamentalism and terrorism.

The statement added that the Iraqi Tribal Council also supports the ruling by the British court to remove the PMOI from the terrorist list and eliminate all the limitations forced on them. The statement reads: The removal of PMOI from the terrorist list means an end to the appeasement policy towards the Iranian regime which is the primary enemy of the Iraqi people.

Furthermore, The Iraqi Tribal Leaders supported the recent statement signed by 300,000 Shiites from southern Iraq in which they denounced the meddling of Iran in Iraqi affairs and held the government in Tehran responsible for the violence and sectarian bloodshed where tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis have been victimized and 4 million have left the country.

The Iraqi Tribal Council was established after the American attack in March 2004. The goal of the Council is to gather the Iraqi tribes into an organized and goal oriented establishment to protect their historic and fundamental heritage. Also, to activate their participation in the political process, in view of the fact that the tribes have an extensive and effective role in the Iraqi society. Other goals of this Council include the return of the Iraqi society to social and economic development in which Iraq has lost tremendously.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Iraqi political figures welcome UK court ruling in favor of the PMOI

Tuesday, 04 December 2007

NCRI - Dr. Saleh Motlak, leader of the Iraqi National Dialogue Front, congratulated the residents of Ashraf City and members of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) for British court ruling against the unjust terror label on the organization.

On November 30, the Proscribed Organizations Appeals Commission (POAC) denounced terrorist listing of the PMOI by the British government as "perverse" and called on the Home Secretary to remove the unlawful label immediately.

Dr. Motlak described the verdict as a solid proof that the legitimate resistance of the PMOI and a victory for Iraqi nationalist and democratic forces as well. He added that the Mojahedin have millions of Iraqis behind them who would testify to their sincerity and dedication. "May God make this a prelude to greater victories for Iranian people in achieving their final goal," Motlak emphasized.

The leader of the Iraqi Council for National Dialogue, Sheikh Khalaf al-Alyan, also sent a message of greetings to the Mojahedin of Iran based in Ashraf City. "I would like to congratulate this victory to you as well as ourselves because the victory against injustice and cruelty is a victory for your brothers in Iraq too."

He added, "The closer you get to your goals, the lesser would be the pains and sufferings of Iraqi people. We are pleased that we have been with you throughout these years and therefore we share the benefits of you’re achievements." He ended his message by wishing greater triumphs for the PMOI.