March 29, 2017

Lawmakers demand urgent U.S. action to protect Camp Liberty residents

U.S. Republican lawmakers say efforts to relocate a group of Iranian dissidents living in Iraq must be expedited and that the Obama administration has been too passive in the wake of a missile barrage last week that killed dozens of refugees, the Washington Examiner reported on Friday. At a commemoration on Capitol Hill Thursday, Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, accused the State Department of "twiddling its thumbs" in its protection of Camp Liberty and called for the resignation of the official in the Iraqi government charged with protecting the encampment, according to the Washington Examiner.  "His job is to protect the residents and he cannot do that or he won't do it, he needs to go," … [Read more...]

Senator Charles Schumer strongly condemns rocket attack on Camp Liberty

 NCRI - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer on Friday strongly condemned the October 29 terrorist rocket attack on members of the main Iranian opposition group People's Mojahedin (PMOI or MEK) in Camp Liberty, Iraq, which left at least 24 residents killed and dozens more injured. A statement from the office of the Democratic Senator from New York said: Newsroom Press Releases 11.06.15 SCHUMER STATEMENT ON ATTACK AT CAMP HURRIYA “I strongly condemn the recent rocket attack on refugees at Camp Hurriya in Iraq. The perpetrators that committed this disturbing, cowardly and barbarous attack must be swiftly brought to justice. My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims -- and with … [Read more...]

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen urges Kerry to act on Camp Liberty

NCRI - U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa, has written to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urging protection for thousands of members of the main Iranian opposition group People's Mojahedin (PMOI or MEK) in Camp Liberty, Iraq. The camp came under a terrorist rocket attack on October 29 by agents of the Iranian regime which left at least 24 residents killed and dozens more injured. Text of letter by Rep. Ros-Lehtinen to Secretary of State Kerry:   November 5, 2015 The Honorable John Kerry Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20520 Dear … [Read more...]

U.S. Senator John Boozman urges solidarity with Camp Liberty residents

NCRI - U.S. Senator John Boozman has urged the Obama administration to stand in solidarity with members of the main Iranian opposition group People's Mojahedin (PMOI or MEK) in Camp Liberty, Iraq, who came under a terrorist rocket attack on October 29 which left at least 24 residents killed and dozens more injured. A statement from the office of the Republican Senator from Arkansas said: Press Releases Nov 05 2015 Boozman Condemns Recent Missile Attack on Camp Liberty WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) released the following statement today regarding reports of a recent missile attack on Camp Liberty: “The recent terror attack on Camp Liberty in Iraq is latest in … [Read more...]

Sen. Bob Menendez condemns rocket attack on Camp Liberty

Sen. Menendez Condemns Latest Attack on Camp Liberty Friday, October 30, 2015 NEWARK, NJ – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the below statement on the missile attack on Camp Liberty. “I condemn the most recent deadly assault on civilians in Camp Liberty. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. I have repeatedly called on the Government of Iraq, the United Nations and our own government to do more to ensure the safety of Camp Liberty's exiles. Iraq made an international commitment to protect the Camp and its residents. They should no longer be the victims of violence. They should no longer be left … [Read more...]

U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher condemns missile attack on Camp Liberty

Rohrabacher Condemns Missile Attack on Camp Liberty Oct 30, 2015 | Press Release WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, today released the following statement regarding Thursday’s deadly missile attack on an Iraq war refugee camp: "Yesterday's rocket attack on the unarmed population inside Camp Liberty was a reprehensible act of terrorism, reportedly leaving more than 20 people dead. The residents of Camp Liberty have been subject to violence, harassment, and ill treatment for years. The latest attack should come as no surprise. “The Iraqi government has utterly failed in its obligation to … [Read more...]

U.S. House Democratic Leader Rep Nancy Pelosi Condemns Attack on Camp Liberty

PRESS RELEASE 10.30.15 Pelosi Statement on Violence at Camp Hurriya in Iraq San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released this statement on the rocket attack against Camp Hurriya in Iraq: “The violent attack on Camp Hurriya deserves the world’s condemnation. Today, the American people’s thoughts are with the Camp’s residents as they mourn their loved ones, recover from injuries, and continue to seek a safe future for their families following this unconscionable rocket attack. “I endorse Secretary Kerry’s statement calling on the Iraqi government to meet its obligations and take all necessary measures to protect the residents of Camp Hurriya. “Our thoughts … [Read more...]

U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services Chairman Sen. John McCain Condemns Attack on Camp Liberty

Oct 30 2015 STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON ATTACK ON CAMP LIBERTY Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement on the attack on Camp Liberty in Iraq this week, which has reportedly killed over 20 people: “Yesterday’s senseless and unprovoked attack on Camp Liberty that reportedly killed over 20 residents and injured dozens more is an outrage and represents a betrayal of the civilians the United States committed to protect. The Government of Iraq should provide immediate medical and emergency assistance to the victims of the attack and render every effort to ensure the recovery of those injured. “Sadly, this is only the latest attack in … [Read more...]

U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman condemns attack on Camp Liberty

Congressman Sherman Condemns Attack on Camp Liberty, Calls for Greater Safety Oct 30, 2015 | Press Release Washington DC – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement after news of rocket attacks at Camp Liberty in Iraq. “I am deeply troubled by the recent, deadly attacks on civilians at Camp Liberty in Iraq.” “The Iraqi government should take immediate action to aid those wounded, and assist the families of those who lost their lives. As threats and attacks continue from neighboring Iran, the Iraqi government should improve safety for Camp Liberty. Any additional funds provided by the United States … [Read more...]

U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez condemns missile attack on Camp Liberty

REP. LORETTA SANCHEZ CONDEMNS MISSILE ATTACKS ON CAMP LIBERTY IN IRAQ Oct 30, 2015 | Press Release Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in response to the news of a devastating rocket attack on Camp Liberty in Iraq. WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in response to the news of a devastating rocket attack on Camp Liberty in Iraq. “I strongly condemn the severe missile attack on Camp Liberty in Iraq. The United States must work with the Iraqi Government to guarantee the safety and … [Read more...]