March 28, 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 … [Read more...]

Statement by Senator John McCain on Successful Relocation of Iranian dissidents from Camp Liberty

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on the successful relocation of all Iranian dissidents residing in Camp Liberty, Iraq to Albania: “In 2003, the United States made a commitment to protect thousands of members of the Iranian dissident organization, the Mujadedin-e Khalq (MEK), who agreed to surrender their weapons and came under our protection as a result. Today marks the culmination of that commitment with the safe and successful relocation of all Iranian dissidents residing in Camp Liberty, Iraq to Albania. This is a welcome and long overdue development. “I extend my deepest thanks to the Government of Albania for its … [Read more...]

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee passes resolution on rights of PMOI members in Camp Liberty

NCRI - The United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations unanimously backed a resolution last week regarding the rights of members of the main Iranian opposition group, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK), in Camp Liberty in Iraq. The text of the resolution was submitted to the Senate committee by Senator John McCain (R-AZ). The resolution was passed unanimously at a session of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, chaired by Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), on July 14, 2016. At the session, the committee's Ranking Member, Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), said he supports the resolution also known as "S. CON. RES. 42". Also at the meeting, Senator Jeanne … [Read more...]

Sen. John McCain strongly condemns attack on Camp Liberty

NCRI - United States Senator John McCain has strongly condemned the terrorist rocket attack earlier this week on members of the main Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK) in Camp Liberty, Iraq. Senator McCain also called on the U.S. State Department to ensure that the Camp Liberty residents have “continued and reliable access to food, clean water, medical assistance, electricity, and other supplies necessary to sustain” them. The following is the full text of his statement issued on Thursday: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 7, 2016 STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON JULY 4TH ATTACK AT CAMP LIBERTY Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator … [Read more...]

Obama signs budget law requiring protection of Iranian dissidents in Camp Liberty

President Obama on has signed the annual U.S. defense policy bill that includes a seven points amendment on the security and protection of members of Iranian opposition, People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK) in Camp Liberty, Iraq. The bill approved by the United States House of Representatives and Senate, which has been signed to a law by President Barack Obama on 25 November 2015 states: The United States should— (1) take prompt and appropriate steps in accordance with international agreements to promote the physical security and protection of residents of Camp Liberty, Iraq; (2) urge the Government of Iraq to uphold its commitments to the United States to ensure … [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. 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...]