Iraqi leader denies holding 7 Iranian dissidents
Baghdad: Iraq is denying holding seven missing members of an Iranian dissident group following a deadly attack on its compound north of Baghdad earlier this month.
The group accuses Iraq of detaining the Camp Ashraf residents and of planning to transfer them to Iran against their will.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki denied holding the seven on his official website on Friday. His statement also reiterated officials` claims that Iraqi forces were not behind the Sept. 1 shooting at the camp that killed 52 Mujahedeen-e-Khalq members.
Iraq has pledged to investigate the killings. It is impatient with efforts to resettle more than 2,800 former camp residents abroad.
Group spokesman Shahriar Kia blasted al-Maliki`s statement as a "ridiculous claim" and charged that the government is blocking an investigation into the killings.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Should army take strict action against stone pelters of J&K?
- Etawah: UP cops caught drunk while on duty
- Triple Talaq: Why AIMPLB are opposing the petitions filed in Supreme Court?
- DNA: Reason behind electricity crisis in India despite being power surplus nation
- DNA: Should strict action be taken against stone pelters of J&K?
- The Kapil Sharma Show: No Sunday episode this weekend? Here’s why
- Kapil Sharma–Sunil Grover fallout: Kiku Sharda finally breaks silence
- Chinese national insults Indian flag, throws it in dustbin outside Noida Oppo office; massive protest takes place
- Left to die on road, pregnant Lucknow woman writes to PM Narendra Modi to end 'triple talaq', says 'I voted for BJP'
- Reliance Jio closes in on 50 million paid users