the first one who opposes this is MKO's senior members, Alireza Jafarzadeh, who in interview with Fox news said: "Mojahedin in Iraq are still prisoners of war and they are not refugees at all.!!!"
After Hakim's past week visit from Iran, a website reported according to him that "Allawi has allowed Mojahedin to work in Iraq". The context of that report was as follows:
"International correspondent of Daricheh has been informed that Iraqi prime minister has issued license of limited activities in Iraq for Mojahedin members.
Besides allowing MKO members to act, Allawi has ordered providing Mojahedin members with some facilities.
It's been said that Abdul Aziz Hakim, the head of SAIRI, has said that according to the UN, Mojahedin in Iraq are considered as refugees."
After that, Talieh Sepidedaman website (one of MKO's websites) immediately reflected this report without giving any explanations.
Quoting Daricheh website, Khorasan Newspaper also published the news.
Hambastegi Melli website quoted the story from Khorasan newspaper to give it more credit.
However, clarity of Hakim's words, reveals that it's false:
In an interview with Al-Bayan newspaper, On the expulsion of the terrorist Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) from Iraq, Hakim said Iraqi provisional government intends to expel the terrorist group from Iraq. The problem is that the UN considers the MKO members as refugees, he said in conclusion.
He said: "according to our talks with Allawi, it has been decided to ban MKO's political and cultural activities until their expulsion from Iraq. So, Iraq is responsible for executing this decision."
There's no doubt that Mojahedin have welcomed this piece of news in order to start a fruitless psychological war so that to suggest that Iraqi prime minister has supported Mojahedin and has allowed them to stay in Iraq!!
On the other hand, quoting this new from a website without any explanations showed that they knew that it was false; and by giving the source (Daricheh) they only abdicated responsibility from themselves but didn't confirm the news itself.
But since Mojahedin like it to happen for them and like the government to let them stay in Iraq, Financial Times wrote about Hakim's speeches:
"Abdul Aziz Hakim has said to Iran that some MKO members will be considered as refugees in Iraq and they can be no longer considered as POWs."
VOA, broadcasting the news, stressed that interim government and Hakim are tough opponents of presence of terrorist and Para-military groups in Iraq.
VOA's analyst discussed carefully the possibility of a change in classification of MKO members in Iraq (from war prisoners to refugees) and said:
"changing the status of Mojahedin-e khalq from prisoners of war to refugees can pave the way for extraditing them to Iran!"
So, the first one who opposes this is MKO's senior members, Alireza Jafarzadeh, who in interview with Fox news said: "Mojahedin in Iraq are still prisoners of war and they are not refugees at all.!!!"
But the main fact is the one that BBC's correspondent has referred to in his report:
"For Americans, they (Mojahedin) are now the issue of Iraqi interim government and Iraqi Prim minister Ayad Allawi."
And that's why Mojahedin are not going to leave Ashraf Camp:
"Unless they're allowed to leave Iraq altogether and to have a clean trip to a safe country."
However, this question raises that:
"Whether Iraqi government's support and referring their case to the interim government, and being accepted by another country, benefits them or not?!!"
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