February 22, 2018

Archives for July 2013

Iranian Americans, US Dignitaries, Faith Community Leader Denounce SRSG’s Conduct; Urge UN Security Council, Secretary General to Ensure Protection of Thousands of Iranian Dissidents in Iraq

PRNEWSWIRE NEW YORK, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- On Thursday, July 16, 2013, hundreds of Iranian American rallied outside the United Nations Headquarters calling for guaranteeing the rights of Iranian refugees in Iraq, members of the opposition, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). The protest coincided with the UN Security Council deliberations on extending the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq. Some 3100 Iranian exiles are residing at Camp Liberty near Baghdad and despite repeated assurances by the UN and US, they have been subject to three rocket attacks by the agents of the Iranian regime in recent months, killing 10 of the … [Read more...]

Cross-Atlantic Committee Report Urges Immediate UN Secretary General and Security Council Action on Camps Ashraf and Liberty

IRAN NEWS UPDATE NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - July 16, 2013) -  IranNewsUpdate.com -- The international committee In Search of Justice (ISJ) today published a report on the developments in camps Ashraf and Liberty in Iraq. The report released by Dr. Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Vice-President of the European Parliament and President of the ISJ came as the United Nations Security Council session to discuss Iraq begins. See video of Alejo Vidal-Qudras discussing Camp Liberty and Camp Ashraf here. The report details five immediate actions the UN Secretary-General and Security Council should take: Return the residents at Camp Liberty to Ashraf and impel the Iraqi government to allow … [Read more...]

Martin Kobler to present false report to UNSC paving the way for massacre of Camp Liberty residents

At behest of Iranian regime and Government of Iraq, Martin Kobler presents false and hostile reports to Security Council today to deceive international community and pave the way for massacre of Camp Liberty residents Renewed appeal to Security Council to form an international fact-finding mission NCRI - Martin Kobler, the Special Representative of the Secretary General, plans this afternoon (July 16) to use his final appearance at the Security Council to once again present false and hostile reports to deceive the UNSC and the international community in order to pave the way for further massacres of Camp Liberty residents as part of his commitment to the Iranian regime and the … [Read more...]

UN failure in Iraq is also an EU failure

EuurActiv Camp Ashraf, a refugee camp in Iraq’s Diyala province, used to be an oasis of technology and agriculture, but its UN-led resettlement proved to be a nightmare, writes retired US Army Colonel Wesley Martin. By Wesley Martin Wesley Martin, a retired US Army colonel, served as the senior antiterrorism and force-protection officer for coalition forces in Iraq and commander of Camp Ashraf. “The mandate for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) comes up for renewal at the UN Security Council today. This is an opportune time to reflect on the past performances of its representative in Iraq, Martin Kobler. Despite what he will claim in his testimony to the UN … [Read more...]

Report by the International Committee in Search of Justice (ISJ), on Camps Ashraf and Liberty

PRNEWSWIRE BRUSSELS, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of the United Nations Security Council's session on Iraq, the international committee In Search of Justice (ISJ), which enjoys the support of over 4000 parliamentarians on both sides of the Atlantic, published its report on the developments in camps Ashraf and Liberty in between the  two Council sessions. Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Vice-President of the European Parliament and President of ISJ, sent this report with separate letters to the Secretary-General of UN, US Secretary of State and rotating president of the UN Security Council, John Kerry, and to all the member states of the Council. The report which is written in 10 … [Read more...]

Iranian regime and GoI set stage for another attack on Camp Liberty

• Call on U.S. government and UN Security Council to take immediate action NCRI - In a live interview that lasted for several hours and aired by al-Baghdadiya TV, Iraqi Hezbollah leader Watheg al-Battat, who already has undertaken the responsibility for the missile attacks on Camp Liberty on February 9 and June 15, 2013, set the stage for another massacre in Camp Liberty. He said he works under Khamenei’s supervision and the Government of Iraq (GoI) has not issued any arrest warrant for him. In another video footage broadcast by al-Tagheer TV on July 8, he expressed his satisfaction with the GoI’s cooperation for dispatching his forces to Syria. In the interview with al-Baghdadiya … [Read more...]

UN is Warned to Act to Prevent Further Attack on Iranian Dissidents in Iraq

PRNEWSWIRE NEW YORK, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a press conference in New York it was announced today that U.S. lawyers have petitioned the Security Council, Secretary-General, and High Commissioner of Human Rights on behalf of the Iranian dissidents residing in Camp Ashraf and Liberty, demanding action to provide security for the over 3,000 members of the Iranian opposition in Camp Liberty in Iraq. Considering the vulnerability of Camp Liberty, the petition urges the immediate return of the residents to Camp Ashraf as well as immediate action to address the urgent security needs of the residents. The Camp came under rocket attacks in February and June which left 10 killed and … [Read more...]

US must honor its promise to protect Camp Liberty residents, Ex-US Governor demands

NCRI - The United States must honor its promise to protect the residents of Camp Liberty and transfer them out of Iraq to a place of safety, the former US Governor of Pennsylvania has demanded. Ed Rendell - also the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee - said when the US handed over protection of Liberty in 2009, 'all hell broke loose'. And he described asking Iraq to investigate rocket attacks against the camp as like 'asking Al Capone to investigate the St Valentine's Massacre'. He told a mass gathering of the Iranian Resistance in Paris on June 22: "The United States government over a decade ago signed a contract with each and every one of the residents of Ashraf … [Read more...]

Martin Kobler writes a letter replete with 20 bold-face lies

In his last days in Iraq, Martin Kobler writes a letter replete with 20 bold-face lies to escape prosecution and to set the stage for next massacres in Camp Liberty Martin Kobler’s record: • Forcible eviction of PMOI (MEK) members in Camp Ashraf leaves 10 killed, 230 wounded, 8 dead due to a siege; • 20 months of psychological torture and misleading international community; coupled with the Iraqi people’s rage for Martin Kobler working at Maliki’s pleasure NCRI - A week after the major gathering of Iranians in Paris attended by 600 parliamentarians and prominent international figures from 47 countries, all of whom called for the prosecution of the UN Secretary General Special … [Read more...]