February 25, 2018

Archives for February 2011

Obama, Iran and a push for policy change

REUTERS NEWS AGENCY Could the administration of President Barack Obama hasten the downfall of Iran’s government by taking an opposition group off the U.S. list of terrorist organizations? To hear a growing roster of influential former government officials tell it, the answer is yes. The opposition group in question is the Mujadeen-e-Khalq (MEK) and the growing list of Washington insiders coming out in its support include two former Central Intelligence Agency chiefs (James Woolsey and Michael Hayden), two chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Peter Pace and Hugh Shelton), former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, former Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge and former FBI head Louis … [Read more...]

USCCAR Welcomes U.S. Senate Leaders’ Emphasis on the Need for U.S. and Iraqi Commitment to Protect Camp Ashraf Residents

WASHINGTON  -- The U.S. Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents (USCCAR) welcomes the remarks by Senate Armed Services Committee Chair and Ranking Member on the need for the U.S. and Iraqi Commitment to protect Camp Ashraf residents in Iraq, home to 3,400 members of Iran’s principal opposition, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). In July 2004, the residents were formally granted "Protected Persons" status under the Fourth Geneva Convention. During a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on the U.S. policy toward Iraq on February 3, 2011, Senators Carl Levin (D-MI) and John McCain (R-AZ), told the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey and Gen. Lloyd Austin, … [Read more...]