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Archives for October 2013

Senators Send Letter to President Obama on Iraq as PM Maliki Visits DC

PRESS RELEASE FROM SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN Washington, DC – U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Carl Levin (D-MI), James Inhofe (R-OK), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Bob Corker (R-TN), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today sent the following letter to President Obama about Iraq as Prime Minister Maliki visits Washington. The text of the letter is below. October 29, […]

Confront al-Maliki with the massacre of Iranian dissidents

THE HILL By Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) In the early morning hours of Sept. 1, Iraqi gunmen raided a camp in the hinterlands of Iraq where 100 members of an Iranian opposition group lived. Unarmed civilians were running around trying to not get shot while their assailants systematically gunned them down. The attackers were not […]

America abandons its responsibility for Iranian dissidents in Iraq

THE BALTIMORE SUN More than 50 people the U.S. swore to protect were slaughtered last month, almost certainly by Iraqi forces we trained By Thomas Cantwell In 2003, I served as a senior military officer at Camp Ashraf, Iraq. In keeping with my responsibility as an oath-bound Army officer and under the Geneva Convention, I […]

Iraqi government and Iranian hostages

THE HILL Unspeakable torture and a high possibility of impending death awaits seven Iranian dissidents who are currently being held illegally by Iraqi forces. And it seems the international community is simply watching and waiting until this becomes a reality. The incarcerated dissidents were residents of Camp Ashraf, a once barren piece of land, which […]

Use al-Maliki visit to send Iran a clear message

THE HILL By Ivan Sacha Sheehan Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s Nov. 1 visit to Washington will say as much about the United States’ Iran policy as it does about future relations with Baghdad. Analysts will be watching closely to see if President Obama leverages his influence over the leader that many are calling a […]

Over 150 Euro MPs call for the release of 7 Iranian hostages abducted by Iraqi Forces

Press release, Strasbourg-Thursday 24 October: Today, MEPs from all political groups in the European Parliament urged the leadership of the EU and the member states to force the Iraqi government to release the 7 hostages, including 6 women, who were abducted by Iraqi government forces on 1 September during the massacre in camp Ashraf. On […]

White House Rally to Urge President Obama to Shun Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki, Hold Him Accountable for Crimes Against Humanity

WASHINGTON: On Friday November 1st, as Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s will be visiting the White House, Iranian-Americans and human rights advocates will hold a rally to urge President Obama to shun al-Maliki and hold him accountable for the September 1 massacre of 52 defenseless residents of Camp Ashraf and abduction of seven more, including […]

Televsion Ad on Major Networks Calls on Obama to “Keep America’s Word”, Protect MEK Members in Iraq

In recent days, a political advertisement has been aired on America’s major national television news networks, such as CNN and FOXNews. The television ad exposes the Iraqi government’s responsibility for the September 1 massacre of 52 Iranian dissidents and the kidnapping of seven others, all members of the principal opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran […]

Broken promises on Iranian dissidents

THE WASHINGTON TIMES Michael B. Mukasey feels betrayed. The attorney general under President George W. Bush gave his personal assurance to the president of the Iranian resistance that its dissidents would be protected by Iraqi troops, not massacred by Iraqi gunmen. He told a congressional briefing of his anguish over last month’s attack on Camp […]

Lawmakers urge the U.S. to save 7 Camp Ashraf hostages

WASHINGTON – PRNewswire – In a Congressional briefing, a bipartisan group of lawmakers called on the United States Government to accept a significant number of the residents of Camp Liberty, members of the main Iranian opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI), as political refugees. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Chair of the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, […]