May 27, 2017

ROYCE, ENGEL STATEMENT ON COMPLETION OF CAMP LIBERTY RESETTLEMENT

PRESS RELEASE 09.09.16

Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY) today issued the following statement on completion of the resettlement of Iranian dissidents previously living at Camp Liberty in Iraq:

“We are glad the evacuation and resettlement of the residents of Camp Liberty from Iraq to Albania has been successfully concluded.  The safety and security of the residents has always been our primary concern, and they have now been effectively placed beyond the immediate reach of Iran and its terrorist proxies operating in Iraq. While the completion of this resettlement is good news, we know that attacks on Camp Liberty as well as Camp Ashraf cost far too many lives.

“We also thank the Government of Albania for its generosity and compassion. They have opened the doors to the people of Camp Liberty and have allowed this process to move forward.”

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