November 17, 2017

Archives for August 2012

Time for U.S. to remove the chains on Iranian dissidents

 THE UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL The author argues it’s time for the United States to remove the People’s Mujahedin of Iran from the county’s list of terrorist organizations. LONDON, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Ever since the United Nations brokered a deal with the Iraqi government regarding the 3,400 Iranian dissidents at Camp Ashraf north of Baghdad, […]

Top U.N. official in Iraq ‘misled’ world on camp for Iranians

THE WASHINGTON TIMES The top U.N. official in Iraq directed his staff to cover up the prisonlike conditions of a relocation camp for Iranian dissidents in reports to the world body, said a former U.N. official who has resigned in protest. In his first interview since leaving his post, Tahar Boumedra told The Washington Times […]

Stand firm for human rights Secretary Clinton

THE HILL (The Congress Blog) As the U.S. approaches the presidential election and the inevitably orchestrated party conventions, there is little evidence of agreement in American political circles. Ideological differences have poisoned dialogue on just about every issue – the only apparent agreement being on when to recess, and even that brings about partisan maneuverings. […]

Camp Ashraf safety a final legacy for the US in Iraq

THE DAILY MAIL In recent weeks the situation surrounding the safety of 3,400 members of an Iranian opposition group based in Iraq has taken a significant turn in the halls of the White House. As the US takes a keener interest in protecting these Iranians from the clutches of the regime in Tehran, it appears […]

Why isn’t the UN ambassador in Iraq upholding the UN’s values?

THE NEW EUROPE POST When UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon assigned Martin Kobler to be his special ambassador to try to resolve a major impasse in Iraq, there was finally hope that something might be accomplished. Unfortunately, Ambassador Kobler, instead of working to resolve the situation involving 3,400 Iranian dissidents in Iraq, has made their […]

UN rights experts warn of ‘massacre’ in Iraq’s Ashraf camp

AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE GENEVA — Ten UN human rights experts on Friday denounced the “appalling situation” of 3,400 Iranian refugees in Iraq amid fears of a fresh “massacre” by security forces. “We call for (the) immediate intervention of the UN Secretary General, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the international community to prevent another […]

Tehran’s covetous plot for its dissidents at Camp Ashraf

UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Iran’s spiritual leader Ali Khamenei has given his orders to the Iraqi government: Camp Ashraf, near Baghdad, must be “invaded.” By DAVID AMESS, UPI Outside View Commentator LONDON, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei demands the closure of Camp Ashraf from the Iraqi government. The 1,200 men and women […]

Members of the U.S. Congress Recommend State Department Press Baghdad for Humanitarian Conditions for Iranians at Ashraf and Liberty, Iraq, says Iran Policy Committee

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2012 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In the course of research on Iranian dissidents, the Iran Policy Committee (IPC) reviewed letters sent by a Senator and Members of the House of Representativesto the Secretary of State on the status of Iranian dissidents in Iraq. IPC also participated in a briefing by Members of the […]

The UN appears perfectly happy with the prison camp of Liberty

THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH While UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon parades the Olympic flag, his representative oversees a hideous tragedy in Iraq When the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, carried the Olympic flag at the opening ceremony, alongside such champions of human rights as Daniel Barenboim and Shami Chakrabarti of Liberty, doubtless the last thing on […]

U.N. Secretary-General urged countries to give asylum to Iranian dissidents

IRAN FOCUS UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief is urging some 1,200 Iranian exiles to follow orders to leave a northern Iraq camp, the site of two deadly raids by Iraqi forces, and resettle in a new refugee camp near Baghdad. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday also urged other countries to give asylum […]