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Wednesday, July 7, 2010     FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

Iran agents in disguise said to have entered Iraq near opposition camp

LONDON — The Iranian opposition has reported that the Teheran regime sent agents to deploy outside an opposition camp in Iraq.


The National Council of Resistance of Iran said agents from the Iranian Intelligence and Security Ministry entered Iraq on July 4 as the U.S. military withdrew from a position outside Camp Ashraf. Camp Ashraf is home to an estimated 3,400 members and relatives of the Mujahadeen Khalq, regarded as the most violent group opposed to Iran's mullah regime.

"They entered Iraq under the guise of relatives of Ashraf residents in order to replace other MOIS [Iranian intelligence] agents currently stationed outside the gates of Ashraf to step up the psychological torture of Ashraf residents," the council said on July 5.

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The accuracy of the council reports has been deemed mixed. The U.S. military, which acknowledged withdrawing from a post outside the camp, has strenuously denied reports in 2010 that Ashraf residents were under threat.

The council said 13 Iranian agents, headed by a commander identified merely as Yaqoubi, entered Iraq through the Khosravi crossing. The agents were said to have been assigned to replace Iranian intelligence officers stationed outside Ashraf.

"Their trip was previously coordinated by the regime's embassy in Baghdad, the Iraqi government and the Iraqi prime minister's committee responsible for the suppression of Ashraf residents," the council said.

But the council said that, since February 2010, Iraq has allowed Iranian intelligence agents, disguised as relatives of camp residents, to operate outside Ashraf. The agents were said to have used loudspeakers to threaten opposition members and relatives with torture and death.

"The agents, using 30 powerful megaphones, threaten the residents with murder, torture and a bloodbath on a daily basis from first thing in the morning to the last thing at night," the council said.

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