Iran lauds regional developments
Mon, 02 May 2011 15:03:29 GMT
Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi says the recent developments in regional countries are in line with the ideals of the Islamic Revolution.
“The arrogant powers had always supported and dominated dictatorships, and now that the people have risen and future governments will have democratic roots; from now on dominating regional countries will be impossible,” Salehi said on Monday.
In response to a question about whether Turkey has played a more effective role in regional developments compared to Iran, Salehi said each country acts within the framework of its national interests and policies.
Salehi also confirmed the remarks of Iran's Ambassador to Iraq Hassan Danaeifar about Tehran pardoning most of the residents of Camp Ashraf, Fars News Agency reported.
On Sunday, Danaeifar said all of the residents of Camp Ashraf could return to Iran except for less than 100 individuals who have criminal records.
The members of the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) fled to Iraq in 1986, where they enjoyed the support of Saddam Hussein, and set up Camp Ashraf in Diyala Province near the Iranian border.
The MKO has carried out numerous acts of terror and violence against Iranian civilians and government officials.
The group is also known to have cooperated with Saddam in suppressing the 1991 uprisings in southern Iraq and the massacre of Iraqi Kurds.
Earlier in April, Iraq's government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said that the cabinet is determined to shut down Camp Ashraf and disband the terrorist group.