December 18, 2017

Iran group gets U.S. backers

THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL Coalition urging State Department to take dissidents off terror list For nearly 20 months, the legal status of a dissident Iranian group has remained in limbo, mired in a U.S. State Department review of the association’s official designation as a foreign terrorist organization. A federal appeals court in Washington directed the […]

U.S. turns its back on camp

THECOLUMBIADAILY TRIBUNE Iranian dissidents not terrorists but face abuse in Iraq. No presidential administration wants a crisis in an election year, yet 2012 finds the Obama administration careening headlong into a major showdown with Iran. Tehran just announced it has started enriching uranium at an underground site in Ferdow, near Qom, an ominous sign of […]

Clinton Under Pressure

THE WASHINGTON TIMES Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee this week pressed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on her failure to remove the Iranian resistance from the U.S. list of terrorist groups. They warned that the lives of more than 3,000 dissidents living in a camp in Iraq are in danger because of […]

Why The US Needs To Rescue 3,000 Iranians Trapped In Iraq

BUSINESS INSIDER More than 3,000 innocent civilians, to whom the United States solemnly pledged protection, are now at risk of being killed by Iranian agents, following the withdrawal of US military personnel from Iraq.  It’s a potentially tragic situation whose ending is far from certain.  Moreover, the cascading violence in Iraq has turned this situation […]

Former US Officials Urge Formation of Commission of Inquiry About Conditions at Camp Liberty

PRNEWSWIRE WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani called for the formation of a commission of inquiry, consisting of a group of prominent former US politicians and law enforcement officials, to visit Camp Liberty, Iraq, where some 400 Iranian dissidents are living, after they were relocated from […]

Alan Dershowitz: Camp Liberty, a fraud involving threats to human life

“This is a scandal.  This is a fraud; a fraud not involving money, but a fraud involving threats to human life. What we need immediately is a commission of inquiry to determine how this fraud was perpetrated. Who certified, who approved that hell hole, that garbage dump?  Who said that it met United Nation’s standards?” […]

Saving more than 3,000 lives — Only the US can do it

GLOBAL POST Thousands of Iranian dissidents in Iraq are in danger. The US must keep its promise to protect them. More than 3,000 former combatants, who fought Iran’s regime, and to whom the United States solemnly pledged protection, are now at risk of being killed by Iranian agents following the withdrawal of US military personnel […]

Camp “Liberty”: A Cruel Hoax?

THE HUFFINGTON POST In 1932, the eminent theologian Reinhold Niebuhr wrote “Moral Man and Immoral Society” warning of the tendency of institutions to lose their sense of humanity. How better to explain today’s actions of the US State Department in toying with the lives and hopes of over 3000 Iranian dissidents being “voluntarily” relocated from […]

Bipartisan Group of U.S. Leaders Calls on State Department to Remove Iranian Dissidents From Terror List, Urges UN to Protect Them

PRNewswire NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — A bipartisan group of former U.S. political and military leaders is calling for the U.S. State Department to remove a prominent Iranian dissident group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran/Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (PMOI/MeK), from its list of terrorist organizations, saying the classification is unjustified and 3,400 Iranian […]

Bi-Partisan Members of Congress, Prominent Former Officials Call for Peaceful Resettlement of Camp Ashraf Residents, Removal of the Dissidents from Terrorist List

PRNEWSWIRE WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Members of Congress, prominent scholars and former U.S. officials called for a speedy and peaceful end to the standoff over the fate of 3,400 pro-democracy Iranian dissidents at Camp Ashraf in Iraq, amid warnings that a failure to quickly and safely relocate them would endanger their lives. “There is […]