February 21, 2018

The message we need to send Iran

FOX News Several years ago, a political leader from the war torn country of Lebanon observed that in his part of the world it is better to be respected than liked.  When it comes to Iran, the U.S. is neither.  On the contrary, Iran's leadership is hateful and disdainful of Western values and the United States. President Obama, time is running out. It is time to act unilaterally and decisively, and publicly support the democratic opposition in Iran. Following Iranian threats to close the Strait of Hormuz, recent events further demonstrate the impotence of five years of UN Security Council Resolutions and the West’s economic sanctions to stop the Mullahs’ terrorist regime from achieving … [Read more...]

Day 300 of State Department Sit-in: Iranian-Americans Call on Secretary Clinton to Delist the MEK, Protect Camp Ashraf Residents

PRNewswire WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  Friday, January 27, 2012, marks the 300th day of a sit-in across from the US Department of State by the families and supporters of Camp Ashraf residents. The participants will be asking Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to revoke the unwarranted designation of the MEK based on the facts and law and as a necessary condition for safety and security of the residents of Camp Ashraf 3,400 members of Iran's principal opposition the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK) and their families reside in Camp Ashraf. They have been formally recognized as "asylum seekers" by the United Nations since September 2011. Following the April … [Read more...]

‘Don’t turn Camp Liberty into a prison for Ashraf residents’

Council of Europe Strasbourg, 25.01.2012 – In a statement adopted today at its meeting in Strasbourg, the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) called on the Iraqi authorities not to turn Camp Liberty into a prison, and called on the UNHCR to begin its work in Ashraf and end the delay in affirming the refugee status of the residents there. While the international community is planning to find a peaceful solution for Ashraf and the residents are helping to make it come true through the relinquishment of their certain rights, the Iranian regime is planning for the failure of this solution through the Iraqi government. The … [Read more...]

Archbishop of Wales Barry Morgan requests help for Iranian dissidents in Iraq

Archbishop of Wales Barry Morgan has made a direct appeal to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to prevent the killing of thousands of Iranian dissidents in Iraq. The Anglican leader fears that lives of 3,400 lives are in danger because of the Iraqi government’s plans to close down Camp Ashraf, where opponents of the Iranian regime have sheltered since 1986. The Iraqi Government wants the dissidents to be relocated at an abandoned US military base but Iranian exiles are concerned this will become a prison and expose them to new dangers. The Archbishop also fears the move could result in a bid to “annihilate these defenceless refugees”. Camp Ashraf is home to members of the … [Read more...]

Iranian dissidents: Iraq trying to force us into ‘concentration camp’

THE WASHINGTON TIMES Iranian dissidents at a camp north of Baghdad allege that the Iraqi government is preparing a “concentration camp” to which they are to be relocated under a United Nations-brokered plan.  Camp Liberty, a former U.S. military base near the Baghdad International Airport, has been picked as a temporary home for more than 3,000 Camp Ashraf residents - former Iranian resistance fighters sheltered in Iraq since 1986. But the camp has been reduced to a fraction of its original size and is surrounded by tall concrete walls and is monitored by surveillance cameras and police - all violations of the U.N. deal with the Iraqi government, said Shahriar Kia, a Camp Ashraf … [Read more...]

Urgent international action required at Camp Ashraf

While the world is rightly concerned about Iran's nuclear and terrorist threats, it is imperative to also keep the focus on the plight of Iranian dissidents in Camp Ashraf, Iraq, argues David Amess MP. In December, as a result of an intense international campaign, a humanitarian catastrophe was prevented regarding the 3,400 residents of Ashraf, members of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran, Tehran's arch nemesis. Nouri-al-Maliki, the prime minister of Iraq, acting at the behest of the clerical regime ruling Iran, had set an arbitrary deadline to close Camp Ashraf, the home of the dissidents for the past 25 years, by the end of 2011. In the last days of 2011, subsequent to written … [Read more...]

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...]