Ihab Salim-independent journalist-Sandviken-Sweden-Iraqi news agency INA:
People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran, announced in a statement Friday, that 32 members killed by Iraqi government forces, which attacked "Camp Ashraf" for Iranian refugees in the district of Khalis, north of the city of Baquba in Iraq's Diyala province, according to the organization in Paris.
The organization added that 300 members of the women and men were wounded in the attack by Iraqi forces Friday, according to the Organization.
The organization called the United States for the protection of Iranian refugees, because of the assurances given by Washington to the organization to disarm after U.S. and British invasion of Iraq in 2003.
In the same context, the American Secretary of Defense, "Robert Gates" expressed "grave concern" about reports of deaths and injuries in Camp Ashraf, north of Baghdad, calling on the Iraqi authorities to "exercise restraint", according to the European media.
Gates said during an inspection of troops stationed at the base Marez near Mosul in Nineveh province in northern Iraq: "I was watching the situation at Camp Ashraf, and we are very concerned about the reports of the deaths and injuries as a result of confrontations morning between Iraqi security forces and the Mujahideen, "according to the media EU.
He added: "I urge the Iraqi government to show restraint, and the treatment of the residents of Ashraf, in accordance with Iraqi laws and international obligations, " according to European media.
It is worth mentioning that the PMOI was founded in 1965 against Shah of Iran.
After the revolution of 1979, the organization opposed "Ruhollah Khomeini, Members of the PMOI fled from injustice in Iran to Iraq during the Iraq war - Iran "the first Gulf War 1980 - 1988".
PMOI left the armed resistance against the Iranian government after the assurances given by Washington to the organization .
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