Iranian opposition mourns members

People gather in Paris for ceremony of Iranian opposition members killed in Iraqi camp

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, speaks during an international meeting on Dec. 19 2013

Maryam Rajavi, head of the parent organization of France-based National Council of Resistance of Iran arranged and led a commemoration ceremony in Paris on Sunday for members of an Iranian opposition group that was killed in an attack in an Iraqi camp.

The expulsed group known as the the People's Mujahedeen of Iran or MEK says that the attack on Thursday in Camp Liberty near Baghdad International Airport killed 23 members.

Iraqi authorities also announced that three Iraqi soldiers have been killed in this attack.

Despite no one claiming responsibility for the attack, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned it and called for an investigation.

In the 1980s, former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein welcomed the Iranian group into Iraq, but Iraq’s current Shiite-led government which has strong relations with Iran, considers their existence as illegal. 

TRTWorld and agencies