May 25, 2017

Iraqi army raids Iranian exile camp; 10 dead

ASSOCIATED PRESS CAMP ASHRAF, Iraq (AP) – Iraq security forces raided the settlement of an Iranian exile group that the Shiite-led government has long tried to oust and at least 10 people were killed in the pre-dawn clashes Friday, officials said. The People’s Mujahedeen Organization of Iran exiles jeer Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as a […]

At least 10 Iranian exiles killed in clashes in Iraq

REUTERS At least 10 Iranian exiles were killed at Camp Ashraf in Iraq on Friday, a hospital source said, after security forces clashed with residents of the Iranian dissident camp north of Baghdad overnight. An Iraqi government spokesman said five members of the Iraqi security forces were wounded in the incident at the camp where […]

US Must Act immediately to Avert Looming Humanitarian Catastrophe in Camp Ashraf as Iraqi Forces Deploy for an Attack

PRNewswire WASHINGTON, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Iraqi forces under orders of Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki are preparing for an extensive assault on Camp Ashraf that is scheduled for Friday, 4:00 AM local time (Thursday, 9:00 PM EDT), according to Iraqi sources. The plan is to occupy all of Ashraf, similar to the […]

USCCAR Condemns Iraq’s Military Deployment into Camp Ashraf, Urges US and UN Intervention to Secure Urgent Withdrawal

WASHINGTON  — The US Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents (USCCAR) deplores the intrusion by columns of Iraqi Humvees and armored vehicles into Camp Ashraf midnight Saturday and the subsequent deployment of BMP armored personnel carriers and Humvees inside the camp. USCCAR calls on the United States, the United Nations Secretary General and his Special Representative […]

Obama, Iran and a push for policy change

REUTERS NEWS AGENCY Could the administration of President Barack Obama hasten the downfall of Iran’s government by taking an opposition group off the U.S. list of terrorist organizations? To hear a growing roster of influential former government officials tell it, the answer is yes. The opposition group in question is the Mujadeen-e-Khalq (MEK) and the […]

USCCAR Welcomes U.S. Senate Leaders’ Emphasis on the Need for U.S. and Iraqi Commitment to Protect Camp Ashraf Residents

WASHINGTON  — The U.S. Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents (USCCAR) welcomes the remarks by Senate Armed Services Committee Chair and Ranking Member on the need for the U.S. and Iraqi Commitment to protect Camp Ashraf residents in Iraq, home to 3,400 members of Iran’s principal opposition, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). In July […]

USCCAR Condemns Execution of PMOI Affiliates in Iran, Calls on Secretary Clinton to Denounce the Executions

PRNewsWire WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents (USCCAR) strongly condemns the vengeful execution today of political prisoners Jaafar Kazemi and Mohammad Ali Haj-Aqai and calls on Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to swiftly and strongly denounce this heinous crime. The Committee also urges Secretary Clinton to promptly […]

USCCAR Condemns Violent Attack on Camp Ashraf, Urges U.S. Government to Protect the Residents

PRNewsWire WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents (USCCAR) condemns in strongest terms the assault on Camp Ashraf, Iraq, earlier today, in which 175 residents, including 83 women, have so far been injured. Camp Ashraf is home to 3,400 members of Iran’s principal opposition, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of […]

Washington Times, December 1, 2010: US Lawmakers Call on Secretary Clinton to Delist MEK

 

Reality Check: Understanding the Mujahedin-e Khalq

The Huffington Post April 22, 2010 By Ali Safavi, Member of Iran’s Parliament in Exile; President of Near East Policy Research Aside from the clearly false allegations against the MEK, which have been addressed in previous posts, some of the MEK’s activities inside Iran prior to 2001 have been cited by the US Department of […]