February 22, 2018

Martin Kobler deceives the US State Department

NCRI - Subsequent to the long-overdue transfer of 14 residents of Camp Liberty to Albania, a spokesperson of the US State Department instead of appreciating the efforts of the leadership of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and the Iranian Resistance, who facilitated this transfer with tremendous efforts and heavy costs, targeted the victims. This is while the representatives of the UNHCR expressed their appreciation to camp leadership for their cooperation in transferring of the group. It seems that some in the State Department have been deceived by Martin Kobler and his fabricated reports. The urging from the MEK leadership "to cooperate fully with the UNHCR … [Read more...]

Martin Kobler and Iraq plot to foil Camp Liberty residents’ return to Ashraf

In collusion with Kobler, Iraqi government plots to foil Liberty residents' return to Ashraf, the only practical solution for their security • The Iraqi government's national security advisor, at the behest of the Iranian regime with the consent of Martin Kobler, has asked a judge in the city of Khalis, to order the evacuation of Camp Ashraf and the arrest of 82 residents in the absence of judicial proceedings and without even a hearing for the asylum seekers in Ashraf • The unlawful decision, which is in blatant breach of international laws and recognized rights of asylum seekers and persons of concern, states: Ashraf residents have no recourse for either accepting or rejecting the … [Read more...]

Camp liberty attacked with rockets

Call on the UN Secretary General, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the U.S. Secretary of State for immediate return of Liberty residents to Ashraf  NCRI -At 5.50 pm Baghdad  local time, Camp Liberty was attacked once again. The camp and its obliterated trailers were shacken at daylight by explosions caused by at least 20 rocket blasts. Human casualties have not been reported yet. A considerable number of rockets hit the water canals at the southern part of the camp. Since the previous attack on February 9, Iraqi government and Martin Kobler have not responded positively to any of the essential security demands of the residents' protection such as return of the 17500 … [Read more...]

Kerry Blasts Iran for Attack on Dissidents

ASSOCIATED PRESS (WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State John Kerry has accused Iran of launching a deadly attack last February on its own people who were seeking refuge in Iraq because of opposition to their country's policies. Testifying before the House Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, Kerry told lawmakers that Iran was behind a rocket and mortar assault on an exiled Iranian dissident group, the MEK, at the former U.S. military base Camp Liberty. Seven people were killed in the attack and Kerry said that he complained to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki during a recent visit that not enough is being done to protect the 3,000 MEK members remaining at the facility. Kerry … [Read more...]

Kerry blames Iran for attack on Iraq camp

AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State John Kerry blamed the Iranian government for a deadly attack on an opposition camp in Iraq, and voiced fears of another assault. "We are deeply engaged in this. I am very concerned about the potential of another attack," Kerry told US lawmakers when asked about the February attack on a camp housing members of an exiled Iranian dissident group, the MEK. The People's Mujahedeen of Iran (MEK) has accused Tehran of being behind the rocket and mortar attack on Camp Liberty, a former US military base near Baghdad housing about 3,000 members of the MEK, in which seven people died. Kerry told the House foreign affairs committee he … [Read more...]

Kobler gives carte blanche for another criminal attack in Ashraf

Kobler must face justice for his criminal activities against 3200 Iranian refugees The issue of refugees and asylum seekers in Ashraf and Liberty are completely under the mandate of the UNHCR In a letter to Iranian Resistance President-elect Mrs Maryam Rajavi, Martin Kobler has told more lies and exposed Ashraf to the threat of yet another criminal attack. He wrote: "The government decided now to proceed with the legal procedures to close Camp Ashraf.  please note that we do not in any way associate ourselves with the procedures of the government of Iraq."! This is a green light and a carte blanche for a fourth deadly attack on the 3,200 Iranian refugees in Iraq.  Maliki’s style … [Read more...]

‘Lying’ Martin Kobler has failed Camp Liberty residents and must be replaced, Ex-UN official

NCRI - Martin Kobler has been 'fabricating information' and must be sacked for failing to keep his promises to the people of Camps Ashraf and Liberty, a meeting at the European Parliament on last Wednesday, March 27 was told. Tahar Boumedra - a former advisor to Kobler at the UN's mission to Iraq - also warned that Camp Liberty residents' lives were in danger unless they were relocated as soon as possible. He told the meeting: "I recently I crossed paths with the personal assistant to Mr Kobler. I told him that they had failed badly in this mission and failed in their promise to the residents of Ashraf. "The real objective was to put the residents of Camp Ashraf in a prison called … [Read more...]

Martin Kobler’s ‘malignant behaviour’ lead to the murder of Liberty residents in rocket attack, EP Vice-President

NCRI - United Nations envoy Martin Kobler must be sacked and made to pay for his 'malignant behaviour' that lead to the deaths of Iranian dissidents in Camp Liberty, European Parliament vice-president Alejo Vidal-Quadras has demanded. Kobler is a barrier to solving the crisis at Liberty and has exposed its residents to the risk of further attacks, Mr Vidal-Quadras told a meeting at the European Parliament March 27. He said: "Martin Kobler is a barrier in solving this problem. His intentions were to close Ashraf at any cost with no regards to its consequences. Click here to watch video "An impartial court should investigate and question him for sending these 3,000 freedom loving … [Read more...]

Martin Kobler has ‘betrayed and deceived’ Camp Liberty residents, Senior MEP

NCRI - Camp Liberty residents have been 'deceived and betrayed' by the United Nations envoy Martin Kobler and should now be immediately returned to Camp Ashraf, staunch Iranian Resistance supporter and MEP Struan Stevenson has demanded. The EU's foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton needed to act now to ensure their safety before more blood is spilled, he told a meeting at the European Parliament on Wednesday March 27. Mr Stevenson - president of Delegation for Relations with Iraq in the European Parliament - said: "We were persuaded by the UN Special Representative Martin Kobler that we should put pressure on the residents of Camp Ashraf to move to Camp Liberty where their safety and … [Read more...]

Iranians at risk, warn MEPs

EUROPEAN VOICE   More than 200 MEPs sign petition to Catherine Ashton over fate of demobilised anti-regime fighters from Iran stranded in Iraq. A group of more than 200 members of the European Parliament from across the political spectrum has warned that demobilised Iranian fighters stranded in Iraq are at risk of violence from Iraqi security forces. The warning came in a petition to Catherine Ashton, the EU's foreign policy chief, presented in the European Parliament in Brussels today (27 March). The MEPs called for some 3,100 demobilised fighters from the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) to be moved from Camp Liberty, in Iraq, to security in Europe or the United … [Read more...]