March 29, 2017

MOU signed with UN violated by Maliki

NCRI - In an interview on Monday January 16, 2012 with the mullahs' regime Arabic TV channel al-Alam, the Iraqi Prime Minister completely despoiled the MOU signed with the UN on Ashraf and his engagements towards the UN and the US, repeating false accusations by the mullahs' regime:  "The PMOI is involved in terrorism. They have been condemned on international level for their involvement in terrorism, so it is not possible, neither legally nor for interest considerations for this organization to be allowed to stay in Iraq." Admitting having taken repressive and criminal measures against Ashraf residents he said:  "We pressured them.  Our position was to end their presence on December 31.  … [Read more...]

Unshackle MEK, Protect Ashraf Residents

THE HUFFINGTON POST "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me." That old adage is being tested these days in Iraq, where the Iraqi government of Nouri al-Maliki is doing its best to fool the 3400 members of the People's Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK) into a no-win move from their home in Camp Ashraf. But the Iranian dissidents and the world community is not buying. Camp Ashraf had been under the protection of U.S. forces since its residents voluntarily handed over their weapons in 2003 and were recognised as "protected persons" under the Fourth Geneva Convention. But in 2009, when the U.S. began its withdrawal from Iraq, that "protection" switched to the Maliki government - … [Read more...]

Former Senior US Government Officials: Remove MEK from US Terror List, Protect Camp Ashraf Residents

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Maliki tramples upon Iraqi Government’s Agreement with the United Nations on Camp Ashraf

Acting at the behest of the religious dictatorship ruling Iran, Maliki announces 126 arrest warrants for the residents of Ashraf and accuses them of terrorism, ruthless crimes inside Iraq and murder of political and religious figures in Iran For the third time, Mrs. Rajavi urges the convening of an international conference, attended by SRSG, Ashraf lawyers, the Iraqi and U.S. governments; the EU, UNHCR, OHCHR and European Parliament, in order to salvage the peaceful solution. She calls for immediate action by the UN Secretary General and the Security Council In an interview with the Iranian regime’s official media, broadcast widely on the state radio and television network on January 12, … [Read more...]

Paris International Conference – Ashraf Crisis

NCRI - In an international conference held in Paris on Friday,  December 6 in defense of Ashraf, Gov. Ed Rendell, Chair of the Democratic National Committee (1999-2001) and Governor of Pennsylvania (2002-2011) stressed that there are no doubts that the United States has moral and legal responsibility with regards to the residents of Ashraf.  He said, "there are two words that the United States and the United Nations haven’t used that have to be used and those two words are “why” and “no.”" "First of all, we should have used the word “no” when it came to the Iraqi government’s objection to having United Nations blue helmets or U.S. troops protecting the residents of Ashraf until they were … [Read more...]

Paris Conference: Obstructions by Iraq to a peaceful solution to Ashraf crisis

Mrs. Rajavi: Through the UN and particularly the SGSR, the international community can provide the basic necessary assurances for Ashraf residents NCRI - In an international conference held in Paris on Friday, January 6, at the invitation of the CFID (French Committee for Democracy and Human Rights in Iran), dozens of distinguished American and European dignitaries warned of obstructions and non-cooperation by the Iranian regime and Government of Iraq in guaranteeing a peaceful solution for Camp Ashraf, where members of the Iranian opposition reside in Iraq. Condemning these obstructions, the conference supported and endorsed a proposal by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi for a special conference to be … [Read more...]

Iran group say U.S. responsible for members in Iraq

REUTERS PARIS (Reuters) - The leader of an Iranian dissident group in Iraq said Friday the United States would be responsible for any harm that came to 3,000 of its members who could be forcefully moved to a camp outside Baghdad that they describe as a prison. Maryam Rajavi, who heads the People's Mujahideen Organization of Iran (PMOI), had in principle backed a proposal to begin moving the residents of Camp Ashraf based on assurances from both Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the United Nations that their safety and security would be respected. Mortars hit the camp at the end of last year, just days after Baghdad extended a December 31 deadline for the facility to be closed as the … [Read more...]

USCCAR Warns of Iraq’s Intention to Transfer Camp Ashraf “Asylum Seekers” to a Would-be-Prison at Camp Liberty, Calls on Secretary Clinton to Intervene Immediately

PRNewswire WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2012  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  The U.S. Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents (USCCAR) condemns ploys by the Iranian regime to undermine the internationally-endorsed peaceful, albeit fragile, resolution to the humanitarian crisis at Camp Ashraf in Iraq. USCCAR is alarmed by disturbing reports from Iraq indicating that the Iraqi government is already reneging on its agreement with the United Nations to uphold the human rights of Camp's residents and is building a prison in Camp Liberty to move our loved ones there. The Committee calls on the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to immediately intervene and remind the Iraqi government of its … [Read more...]

Archbishop calls on Iraq not ‘to spill blood’ of dissidents

WALESonLINE ARCHBISHOP of Wales Barry Morgan has joined senior bishops and Welsh politicians in calling for action to prevent a bloodbath in Iraq. International concern is growing about the fate of thousands of Iranian dissidents who have taken refuge in Iraq but fear their lives are in danger. The 3,400 residents of Camp Ashraf – many of whom are members and supporters of the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI) – agreed to move to an abandoned US military base on the outskirts of Baghdad but there are fears they will not have safe passage. According to the UN, at least 34 people were killed last April when the Iraqi army raided the camp. Dr Morgan, the Archbishop of Armagh, and 16 other … [Read more...]

Move Camp Ashraf to Camp Liberty

THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former U.S. base in Iraq could shelter Iranian resistance until resettlement. Is Iran serious in threatening to block the Strait of Hormuz or is this simply saber-rattling? Whatever the motives, inaction is not an option - not any more. Fearful of the impact of expanded U.S. sanctions, Iran’s first vice president Mohammad Reza Rahimi told the official news agency IRNA on Dec. 27, “If they impose sanctions on Iran’s oil exports, then even one drop of oil cannot flow from the Strait of Hormuz.” This could spell disaster for the whole region as skyrocketing oil prices would wreak havoc on the global economy. In any contingency planning, it is imperative to establish who … [Read more...]