December 18, 2017

Archives for February 2012

Abandon failed Middle East foreign policy strategies

THE HILL (Congress Blog) For nearly a decade, the United States has invested money, sweat, blood and tears all in the name of a free and democratic Iraq. Before the war, Iraqis suffered under the oppressive dictatorship of Saddam Hussein. Recent events have led me to believe that perhaps the new government does not value […]

USCCAR Welcomes Petition in US Court of Appeals to Remove PMOI from FTO List

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Yesterday, February 27, 2012, the legal counsel for Iran’s principal opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK), filed a Writ of Mandamus in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to enforce the Court’s July 2010 ruling which ordered the Secretary of State to reconsider […]

Petition in US Court of Appeals to Remove PMOI from US Blacklist

WASHINGTON – Today, the legal counsel for Iran’s principal opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK), filed a Writ of Mandamus in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to enforce the Court’s July 2010 ruling which ordered the Secretary of State to reconsider the PMOI’s petition to be removed from […]

Iranian Opposition Asks for Appeals Court Action

ASSOCIATED PRESS An Iranian opposition group on Monday asked a federal appeals court to order its removal from the U.S. list of foreign terrorist organizations and says the status is putting its members long exiled in Iraq at risk. The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran accused the State Department in a court filing Monday of […]

Co-Chairs of House Caucus Write to Secretary Clinton for Safety of Iranian Dissidents in Iraq’s Camp Liberty

WASHINGTON (USCCAR) – On February 23, the US House Representatives Bob Filner (D-CA), Ranking Member of Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Chairman of the Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to urge her to use her good offices to ensure […]

Why The US Needs To Rescue 3,000 Iranians Trapped In Iraq

BUSINESS INSIDER More than 3,000 innocent civilians, to whom the United States solemnly pledged protection, are now at risk of being killed by Iranian agents, following the withdrawal of US military personnel from Iraq.  It’s a potentially tragic situation whose ending is far from certain.  Moreover, the cascading violence in Iraq has turned this situation […]

MPs, Jurists, Military Experts Urge UN Protection for Camp Ashraf Residents

THE HUFFINGTON POST (UK) At a major event in London’s Queen Elizabeth II conference centre on Saturday, attended by 1,000 Anglo-Iranians, senior British jurists and MPs and US military experts called on the United Nations to intervene immediately to save the lives of 3,400 Iranian dissidents at Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty in Iraq. They […]

Former US Officials Urge Formation of Commission of Inquiry About Conditions at Camp Liberty

PRNEWSWIRE WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani called for the formation of a commission of inquiry, consisting of a group of prominent former US politicians and law enforcement officials, to visit Camp Liberty, Iraq, where some 400 Iranian dissidents are living, after they were relocated from […]

Alan Dershowitz: Camp Liberty, a fraud involving threats to human life

“This is a scandal.  This is a fraud; a fraud not involving money, but a fraud involving threats to human life. What we need immediately is a commission of inquiry to determine how this fraud was perpetrated. Who certified, who approved that hell hole, that garbage dump?  Who said that it met United Nation’s standards?” […]

Saving more than 3,000 lives — Only the US can do it

GLOBAL POST Thousands of Iranian dissidents in Iraq are in danger. The US must keep its promise to protect them. More than 3,000 former combatants, who fought Iran’s regime, and to whom the United States solemnly pledged protection, are now at risk of being killed by Iranian agents following the withdrawal of US military personnel […]