February 19, 2018

Obama signs act urging protection of Iranian dissidents in Camp Liberty

Congress calls on US Government to probe use of American weapons and training in killing of members of Iranian opposition, PMOI (MEK) in Iraq An act approved by the United States Congress and Senate calling for the protection and security of the residents of Camp Liberty in Iraq has been signed by President Barack Obama. The government spending bill signed into law on December 16 calls on the US government to demand congressional committee reports detailing the steps taken to address the plight of and resettlement needs of Iranian dissidents at Camp Liberty. It states: "Not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State, in consultation with the heads of … [Read more...]

Senate briefing condemns Iranian regime destructive role in Iraq

At a senate briefing at Capitol Hill, entitled "Tumult in Iraq: Maliki's Role and Iran's Nefarious Influence," several senior former officials and a U.S. senator strongly condemned the Iranian regime's destructive role in Iraq. Armed Services and Appropriation committees member Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, former Democratic National Committee Chair and Vermont Governor Howard Dean, former State Department Policy Planning director Ambassador Mitchell Reiss, prominent author and Middle East expert Dr. Walid Phares, and former Senior Antiterrorism/Force Protection Officer, Coalition Forces - Iraq, Retired Col. Wes Martin spoke at the … [Read more...]

Video: U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi attends Iranian New Year celebration

NCRI - The leader of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives took part in a celebration on the occasion of Iranian New Year (Nowruz) held at U.S. Congress in solidarity with the residents of Camp Liberty in Iraq. Ileana Ros- Lehtinen , chairwoman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East;, Sheila Jackson Lee , a prominent member of the Committee on Homeland Security , Ted Poe , Chairman of the Subcommittee on terrorism , John Makia , Chairman of the Sub -Committee on Government Relations , Donna Edwards, Chair of Congressional Caucus on women's issues , Judy Chu, member of House Committee on Judiciary were among many House members attending the event. Nancy Pelosi, the first woman … [Read more...]

List of H.R.3707 Co-Sonsors

  Cosponsor (12 Foreign Affairs, 9 Judiciary, 7 Armed Services, 5 Homeland Security,  4 Appropriations, 1 Intelligence)  Name Committee(s) 1.     Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA] * Foreign Affairs, S.S. and Tech 2.     Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* Financial Services, OGR 3.     Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5]* Financial Services 4.     Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* Judiciary 5.     Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8]* Foreign Affairs, A.S., V.A. 6.     Rep. Faleomavaega, Eni F. H. [D-AS-At Large]*  Foreign Affairs, Natural Resources 7.     Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29]* Energy & Commerce 8.     Rep. Higgins, Brian … [Read more...]

House Foreign Affairs Committee members Quiz State Official on MEK residents in Camp Liberty

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Chairman Menendez Statement on the Attack at Camp Liberty

December, 27, 2013 NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued this statement following the attack on Camp Liberty. "The most recent attack on Camp Liberty is deplorable, demands swift condemnation, and requires continued vigilance from the Government of Iraq to stop attacks against members of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MeK) while they remain in Iraq.  The Government of Iraq played a vital role in treating the wounded of this attack but it is ultimately responsible for the safety of Camp Liberty's residents and must provide additional security measures to safeguard the camp's residents, including the immediate installation of … [Read more...]

Fourth Deadly and Unprovoked Attack on Camp Liberty Residents Underscores Need for Administration to Push Iraqi Government and the UN to Do More for their Protection, Says Ros-Lehtinen

December 27, 2013 Miami, Florida – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, made the following statement today following the latest deadly, unprovoked attack against Camp Liberty yesterday that killed two and left a number more in critical condition. Statement by Ros-Lehtinen: “This latest attack is the fourth of its kind on Camp Liberty this year, and those responsible must be swiftly brought to justice. For over a year now, I have urged the Administration to take immediate action to ensure that the residents of the camp are provided the safety and the security they were guaranteed in a memorandum of understanding with the … [Read more...]

Congressman Poe: U.S. must ensure safety and security of Iranians in Camp Liberty, Iraq

Statement by US Congressman Poe Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Non-proliferation and Trade December 26, 2013 "Today, Camp Liberty in Iraq once again came under attack when dozens of missiles rained down over the camp, killing at least two and severely injuring at least fifty others. It is no coincidence that this attack came shortly after Prime Minister al-Maliki's visit to Iran. By now, Prime Minister Maliki has made it painfully obvious that he has no intention of protecting the citizens of Camp Liberty. This is the fourth missile attack on Camp Liberty in 2013, yet no one has been held accountable. It is time for the United States demand action from Prime Minister … [Read more...]

Hostage location classified

THE WASHINGTON TIMES Secretary of State John F. Kerry surprised members of Congress on Tuesday by revealing that the whereabouts of seven Iranian dissidents kidnapped in a deadly raid on a refugee camp in Iraq is classified. His comment suggests that the Obama administration knows their whereabouts and whether they are being held by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as a favor to Iran’s theocratic rulers. The State Department has insisted it has no proof that Iraq is holding the one male and six female Iranian dissidents kidnapped Sept. 1 in a raid that left 52 other dissidents dead. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen pressed Mr. Kerry for an answer about the hostages when he … [Read more...]

U.S. families of Camp Liberty residents in Congressional Hearing as Secretary Kerry testifies

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