Hanomha va aghayan,
On May 26th, the mullahs of Iran in an unmistakable act of war attacked the approximately 4000 residents, including about sixty Canadians, of Ashraf city, Iraq with Grad missiles. The missiles were engraved with the Persian date of manufacture, "24-5-1384" which corresponds to August 15, 2005. No injuries thankfully were reported.
The attack came only three weeks after the irrefutable judgment of the British Court of Appeal, requiring the removal of the People's Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI) from the terrorist list in the United Kingdom. The missile attack would appear to be part of the Iranian regime's reaction to the ruling.
Attacking unarmed residents of Ashraf who are all "protected persons" under the Fourth Geneva Convention is a clear violation of international humanitarian law and the Geneva Conventions. It is in short a war crime.
The PMOI has already called upon the UN Security Council, the International Committee of Red Cross, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Multinational Force-Iraq and the Iraqi Government to condemn this act on Iraqi territory against protected persons, and to adopt punitive measures against the persons ruling Iran and to evict the Iranian regime from Iraq.
Kazemi Qomi, the terrorist Qods Force commander in Baghdad, should be expelled from the country. The Iranian embassy in Baghdad, which serves as a base for terrorism and espionage and is a centre for insecurity and instability for all of Iraq, should be closed immediately.