TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran and Iraq have signed an accord to extradite "convicts and criminals" wanted by the two neighbours, state television's website and newspapers reported on Monday. Justice Minister Morteza Bakhtiari and his visiting Iraqi counterpart Hassan al-Shammari signed the agreement late on Sunday, Aftab-e Yazd newspaper said. According to state television's website, the agreement will allow the "repatriation of convicts and criminals, including those who have fled their country, to stand trial and await implementation of their sentence." The accord follows a deadly raid on April 8 by Iraqi security forces on Camp Ashraf, set up in the 1980s and which houses about 3,500 members of Iran's main armed opposition group, the People's Mujahedeen of Iran, and their families. The raid inside Iraq near the border with Iran killed 34 members of the group, which fought alongside Iraqi forces against the Islamic republic in the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war and figures on the US government's terrorist list. Iran's judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani, who oversaw the signing of the agreement, lauded the Iraqi government's measures against the Mujahedeen, the television website said. But Larijani did not specify if Iran would use the agreement to ask for the extradition of Mujahedeen members. Quoted by Iran's official IRNA news agency, Shammari said Baghdad was determined to expel the group from the camp. On April 11, Iraq announced the exiled group should leave the country by the end of this year. Camp Ashraf has become a mounting problem for Iraqi authorities since US forces handed over security for the camp in January 2009, and amid pressure from Tehran to hand over the members of the militant group. The left-wing, group was founded in 1965 to oppose the shah of Iran but it fell out with the clerical regime in Tehran that took power in the 1979 Islamic revolution.