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Iran raises probability of MKO members' return

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

News Code :9001-09869

TEHRAN (ISNA) - Iranian ambassador to Iraq Hassan Danaei-Far said Ashraf Camp residents may return to Iran if there is no case opened against them in the country.

Referring to the situation of Iraq's Ashraf Camp, Danaei-Far said that staying of these people (members of terrorist Mojahedin Khalq Organiztaion, MKO) in Iraq is considered illegal on behalf of Iraqi government.

"If they don’t leave the country promptly, Iraqi government will prosecute them," he told ISNA.

Referring to the rift between Iraq's Ashraf Camp and the country's army, he said that the situation has returned to normal condition.

"If the residents will and if there is no legal case opened against them either in Iran or Iraq, they may go to Iran or any other country they wish and they are granted passport," he continued.

The Iranian ambassador to Baghdad said, "less than 100 of the residents have legal cases, either in Iran or the both countries. Over recent years, more than 750 of them have left Ashraf Camp and come to Iran."

He also said that Iraqi ministers of justice and tourism are to visit Iran in the coming weeks.

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