December 16, 2017

USCCAR Strongly Condemns Washington Post’s Editorial for Giving Iraq’s Maliki License to Murder Camp Ashraf Residents

PRNewswire WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents (USCCAR) deplores Washington Post's editorial ("A U.S. plan to save Iranians who remain in Iraq", Dec. 14), endorsing a US plan for relocation of 3,400 residents of Camp Ashraf to an Iraqi-run de facto detention center near Baghdad's International airport, formerly known as Camp Liberty. The insidious piece, replete with double-entendre and mixing of absolutely no facts and lots of fiction, is effectively a farewell gift to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, on his way back to Baghdad, to set in motion the plan for the massacre of Camp Ashraf residents. The Post is suggesting to … [Read more...]

Camp Ashraf “massacre” must be stopped

 THE INDEPENDENT America’s involvement in the second Gulf War in Iraq – whether you were in favour of it or opposed it – is about to end. The Prime Minister of the “new” Iraq was in Washington this week as the guest of President Obama. Most people assumed that any future government would abide by the principles of human rights and democracy.  But there is an inconvenient truth that is hard to understand for the families of our soldiers who died there and the troops themselves who were wounded. It is hard for the families of unknown number of Iraqi civilians who died there, and for the Iranian dissidents stranded there at Camp Ashraf in Iraq. The truth is that Prim Minister Nouri … [Read more...]

Obama must act before the US implicates itself in a war crime at Camp Ashraf

 NEW INTERNATIONALIST It is rare that the US will find itself singing from the same hymn sheet as the brutal religious theocracy in Iran. As I write this letter, a peculiar and tragic piece of politics is being played out in Camp Ashraf, Iraq, which has, inconceivably, united these two opposite parties. Camp Ashraf is home to 3,400 members of the MEK, Iran’s main opposition group. They have been fighting for decades to create a democratic state in Iran. During the Clinton administration, the US government declared that the MEK were terrorists, in order to bring Iran and its apparently moderate president Khatami to the negotiation table. It was appeasement of the worst kind. Over the past … [Read more...]

Decision to close Iran exile camp ‘irreversible’: Iraq PM

AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE BAGHDAD — Iraq's decision to close a camp housing Iranian dissidents by year-end is "irreversible," Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told AFP on Thursday, rejecting UN calls for a delay to avoid bloodshed. Camp Ashraf, north of Baghdad, houses some 3,400 Iranian refugees hostile to the regime in Tehran. It is controlled by the People's Mujahedeen, which Washington blacklists as a terrorist group. "The decision we made is irreversible, especially because this organisation refused the visit of a UN representative to Camp Ashraf," Maliki said. "They've rejected the UN plan, which means this is a criminal gang and we cannot permit a criminal gang to remain here," he … [Read more...]

Camp Ashraf refugees get all-party support

CBC News MPs say Iraq's Camp Ashraf residents have been 'indiscriminately massacred' Government and opposition MPs concerned for the safety of 3,400 refugees — predominantly Iranians — facing expulsion from Iraq's Camp Ashraf have joined forces to call for assistance from Canadian allies. Residents are mostly members of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq of Iran, which is listed as a terrorist organization in Canada and the U.S. The group opposes the current regime in Iran. After a deadly raid on the camp last spring, supporters fear for the safety of residents if they are forced to leave the camp. The Iraqi government wants the refugees out by Dec. 31, and its officials say they want the UN to … [Read more...]

Refugees or terrorists? They’ll soon be dead

TORONTO SUN They are half-a-world away and there are only seven of them, but the members of Parliament on a House of Commons human rights committee are doing whatever they can for the 3,400 refugees at Camp Ashraf, north of Baghdad, who, the MPs believe, are in imminent danger. There are two Canadians among the refugees. They remain at Ashraf voluntarily despite offers from Canadian consular officials to get them out of what could, within days, become a very dicey situation. Last month, diplomats convinced nine other Canadians to leave the camp. Today, Canadian officials will travel from Jordan to Camp Ashraf, at some risk to their own personal security, to check on conditions and on the … [Read more...]

Iranian regime’s Quds Force, MOIS and Maliki’s forces prepare for attack on Camp Ashraf

NCRI Website - Breaking fuel supply pipes and destroying the fuel reservoir for the power facilities of Ashraf - Tearing down the southern fence and transferring the battalion responsible for 209 and 2011 massacres to Ashraf NCRI - Agents of the Iranian regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), the terrorist Quds Force and the Iraqi forces under the command of Nouri al-Maliki, have intensified pressure on Camp Ashraf residents and the siege against them. They are setting the stage for attack and slaughter the residents by various means.  In early hours of Tuesday December 13, the MOIS agents aided by Iraqi forces under the command of Maliki, broke fuel pipes of Ahraf's … [Read more...]

As U.S. Withdraws From Iraq, We Must Still Keep Our Promise to the Residents of Camp Ashraf

Fox News Monday, President Obama welcomed Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to the White House with the declaration that U.S. troops were leaving Iraq with “heads held high.” But while administration spin-miesters are promoting the so-called deepening strategic partnership between the United States and Iraq, an emboldened and increasingly defiant Maliki is quickly moving forward with sinister preparations of his own that threaten to jettison President Obama’s mission-accomplished moment. In collusion with the Mullahs terrorist regime in Tehran, the Iraqi Prime Minister is planning a Srebrenica-style massacre of 3,400 unarmed Iranian dissidents living in his country at Camp Ashraf---each … [Read more...]

Bay Area Iranian-Americans fear forced closure of Iraq’s Camp Ashraf will lead to a massacre

San Jose Mercury News For years, a Bay Area couple had been trying to publicize the danger that dissidents from their native Iran faced at a camp across the border in Iraq. Then, in April, Parviz and Ensieh Yazdanpanah's greatest fear came true in a very personal way: Their adopted daughter was one of three dozen unarmed people killed at Camp Ashraf by Iraqi troops. A family photo album that includes childhood pictures of birthday parties ends with the images of 30-year-old Asieh Rakhshani bleeding to death in an Ashraf hospital. "She died hoping for peace and freedom in the region," her mother said, breaking into tears. On Monday, the couple and hundreds of others from the Bay Area's … [Read more...]

White House talks on Iraq’s Camp Ashraf draw protesters

CNN Washington (CNN) -- Several prominent Americans joined Iranian opposition activists Monday in a noisy demonstration outside the White House, urging President Obama to discuss what may soon happen at a refugee camp as the United States leaves Iraq. The Iraqi government plans to close Camp Ashraf northeast of Baghdad at the end of December, without clear assurances the refugees will be protected against attacks by Iraqi forces and reprisals from neighboring Iran. The camp is home to more than 3,000 people described as Iranian resistance figures and their sympathizers. The group, known as MEK or the People's Mujahidin of Iran, has been designated by the United States as a terrorist … [Read more...]