November 17, 2017

Archives for September 2011

Camp Ashraf: Iran and Iraq’s Crime Against Humanity

THE HUFFINGTON POST Since the beginning of this year, Iran has hanged 490 prisoners, according to the International Campaign for Human Rights in that country. Under the current government, Iran is one of a very small number of nations which carries out public hangings and executes minors and those whose political or religious beliefs, or […]

EU names adviser to help resolve Camp Ashraf issue

REUTERS BRUSSELS – The European Union has named a senior Belgian diplomat to work with the United Nations, Iraq and others to help resolve the plight of more than 3,000 opponents of the Iranian government living at a camp in Iraq. Jean De Ruyt, a former Belgian ambassador to the EU, will act as an […]

EU joins bid to help end Iraqi Camp Ashraf standoff

AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has appointed an advisor to mull over the fate of thousands of outlawed Iranians facing expulsion from a camp in Iraq, their home for 30 years. A spokesman for Ashton said Monday that Jean De Ruyt, Belgium’s former ambassador to the EU, will act in Brussels […]

What Ahmadinejad Didn’t Say

THE HUFFINGTON POST Once again, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has used the United Nations podium to churn out his misinformation and half-truths. And once again, the American media accepted his invitation for a fancy luncheon afterwards, enabling a ruthless murderer to wage his not-so-charm offensive. Apparently, some media outlets just want Ahmadinejad to say something, […]

Protesters rally against Iranian leader outside UN

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK, (AP) — Former United Nations ambassador John Bolton said Thursday that the Obama administration is doing “almost nothing” to protect Iranians from the violence of their own regime — as represented at the U.N. by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Minutes before Ahmadinejad addressed the annual U.N. General Assembly, about 1,000 Iranian-Americans […]

Will U.N. Chief Ban Ki-Moon Do the Right Thing and Protect Iranian Dissidents? Each September, like clockwork, a bestiary of the world’s worst rogues and criminal heads of state arrive at the U.N. building on First Avenue to join in the organization’s opening of the 193-member United Nations General Assembly.   This season, the winner of the contest for “greatest rogue with diplomatic immunity” is, once again, Mahmoud […]

My Aunt, the Iranian Heroine

THE HUFFINGTON POST It was an early Friday morning. I woke up with the sound of the radio in our living room and the worried voice of my father who was trying to get a hold on an important news through the statics that the Iranian regime was throwing in to block the opposition broadcast. […]

Senior Panel Denounces Ahmadinejad’s Visit to the United States, Urges the U.S. to Stand with the Iranian Opposition

PRNewswire WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Saturday, September, 17, 2011, a senior panel of former Secretaries, Generals, and Governors, as well as State and Justice Departments officials denounced the presence of the Iranian regime’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the United Nations, and urged the removal of Iran’s main opposition, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), […]

Free Iran’s freedom fighters

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Those who slander the MEK know nothing about its promise. As the first colonel to command Camp Ashraf in Iraq, where the main Iranian opposition movement, the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK) is located, I should like to think I can speak with some authority about this deeply misunderstood organization now […]

UNHCR: Camp Ashraf residents are “asylum seekers”

National Council of Resistance of Iran – Press Release NCRI – The United Nations’ High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) declared in a statement that the residents of Camp Ashraf are “formally asylum seekers” and called on the Government of Iraq (GoI) to extend “the deadline for the closure of the Camp.”  “International law requires that […]