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Members of the Mojahedin Khalq expelled from Camp Ashraf in Iraq and now based in Switzerland had wanted to disrupt press conferences held by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Officials at the venue in Geneva reported that police had prevented this.

 

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Following warnings and intelligence that the Mojahedin Khalq had planned to stage an incident in Geneva aimed at disrupting the talks, Swiss police took timely action yesterday to prevent just such an action.

 

Members of the Mojahedin Khalq expelled from Camp Ashraf in Iraq - the MEK's former terrorist training camp - and now based in Switzerland had wanted to disrupt press conferences held by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Officials at the venue in Geneva reported that police had prevented this.

 

The failure of the MEK to have any presence at Geneva, as they have done in the past by staging aggressive pickets and protests, is seen by many to indicate that even their most ardent backers have acknowledged that the MEK's deeply unpopular and staged antics are counter-productive, and have been forced to curtail their activities.

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