Mujahedeen vows to retaliate inside Iran
BAGHDAD, June 12 (AFP) - The Iranian armed opposition People's Mujahedeen
vowed Saturday to retaliate inside Iran for this week's attacks on its
fighters in Iraq.
"The leadership of the movement inside Iran will retaliate for
the criminal acts committed by the Iranian regime," a Mujahedeen
spokesman said, referring to the group's past assassinations of military
and judicial officials.
The Mujahedeen has blamed Iran for a truck bombing which killed six
of its fighters and an Iraqi civilian near Baghdad on Wednesday and also
for a Scud missile attack on one of its bases the next day.
"These terrorist actions will not stop us overthrowing the regime,"
the spokesman told AFP.
Iraq has also threatened to retaliate for the missile attack, in which
the Mujahedeen said six Iraqis were wounded in a village just outside its
Ashraf base, 110 kilometres (65 miles) northeast of Baghdad, near the Iranian
Despite the tension, Iraq's parliament said a delegation of MPs would
travel to Tehran on Monday to take part in an Islamic parliamentary conference
and argue Baghdad's case for a lifting of UN sanctions.
The Mujahedeen's deployment in Iraq is a key obstacle to a normalisation
of ties between Baghdad and Tehran, which fought a 1980-1988 war.