March 29, 2017

Congressman Rohrabacher: US ‘lied to Liberty residents’ and must now protect them

NCRI - The United States 'lied to the MEK' and must now take swift steps to protect defenseless Camp Liberty residents, a senior US Congressman has demanded. Representative Dana Rohrabacher issued an urgent statement pressing the US State Department to honor its promises to the 3,100 highly vulnerable Iranian dissidents at the camp. Mr Rohrabacher - chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats - said: "The 3,100 MeK exiles were pressured by Iraq and the United States to move from the security of their long held compound at Camp Ashraf. "They were sent to Camp Liberty as a staging area, part of what was expected to be a quick process … [Read more...]

People at Camp Liberty are at very high risk, US Congress meeting told

NCRI - The United States must keep its promise to protect the residents of Camp Liberty - who are at risk of further rocket attacks due to the actions of the UN's Iraqi representative Martin Kobler, American Colonel Wesley Martin has told a meeting in US Congress. Kobler's 'fried' plan to move Iranian dissidents from Ashraf to Camp Liberty has meant more people have left the camp in body bags than in airplanes', he told the meeting last week. Rt. Col Martin - the former chief protection officer for the Coalition Forces in Iraq and commandant in charge of protection of Camp Ashraf - said vulnerable residents were now living in structures which had 'less strength than a soup can'. He … [Read more...]

UN has failed to protect Camp Liberty residents, US Congress meeting is told

NCRI - The United Nations and the Iraqi government have failed to keep their promise to protect the residents of Camp Liberty, who are now exposed to the threat of more deadly attacks, a meeting in US Congress has been told. In a meeting marking the Iranian New Year, House Foreign Affairs Committee member Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said Camp Liberty's 'urgent humanitarian situation' dictated that the residents must now be returned to Ashraf. And she said she has introduced House Resolution 89, which both condemned the February 9 rocket attack on Liberty and called for the residents immediate and safe passage to safety. She told the meeting in the House of Representatives on Friday: … [Read more...]

Prison camp Liberty

THE WASHINGTON TIMES Iranian dissidents in the U.S. are preparing for the Persian New Year with a major push in Washington for the removal of the brutal, theocratic regime in Iran and for the relocation of 3,000 Iranian refugees confined to a squalid camp in Iraq where they are targeted by pro-Iranian terrorists. Supporters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran hosted a conference this week at the Capitol with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and other national security analysts. The resistance has a luncheon scheduled Friday with other congressional supporters. Rep. Ted Poe is drawing endorsements from Democrats and Republicans for a resolution condemning a Feb. 9 attack … [Read more...]

US and UN have failed to honour promises to Camp Liberty residents, US General says

NCRI - An 'unconscionable humanitarian crisis' is unfolding in Camp Liberty despite American pledges, Iraqi promises and the international community's obligation to protect its vulnerable unarmed residents, US General James Jones has told a conference at the Senate in Washington DC. Every day that passes brought with it the threat of more rocket attacks and more deaths, the General said. He said: "In Iraq, today, 3100 Iranian refugees continue to languish in deplorable conditions. They remain homeless, stripped of their rights, living in confinement under constant threat of attack and murder, and mainly because they hope for a better future for their native country next … [Read more...]

US Congress team warns Iraq after attack on Iranian refugees

AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE PARIS - A team of US Congressmen met with the Iranian dissident group MEK in Paris on Sunday and threatened to declare Iraq's prime minister a sponsor of terrorism after a deadly attack on an Iranian exile camp there. The bi-partisan team, led by Dana Rohrabacher -- the chair of the sub-committee on Europe -- expressed strong support for the People's Mujahedeen of Iran (MEK) which has accused Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of ordering a deadly attack on its camp in Iraq on February 9. "The government of Iraq has clearly broken its word to us," Rohrabacher said, recalling that seven people died and several were injured in the assault on Camp … [Read more...]

Iranian dissident group is viable opposition: U.S. congressmen

REUTERS PARIS (Reuters) - Four U.S. congressmen met an Iranian dissident leader on Sunday and urged President Barack Obama to treat her group as an alternative to Tehran's government, four months after its removal from a list of terrorist organizations. The bipartisan group pressed Obama to talk to the Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) rather than Tehran, after Iran's highest authority rebuffed an offer of talks by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. "The Administration should be talking to members of the Iranian opposition, as our delegation did today, instead of fruitless talks with the Iranian rulers," the delegation from the House Foreign Affairs Committee … [Read more...]

After deadly rocket attack in Iraq, Iranian exile group hosts US House delegation in Paris

FOX NEWS PARIS –  With its militant wing no longer a terror organization as far as the U.S. government is concerned, an Iranian opposition group hosted a U.S. House delegation for the first time Sunday and briefed the lawmakers on the fallout of a deadly rocket attack at a refugee camp in Iraq. The National Council of Resistance of Iran, a France-based Iranian opposition group, gave a raucous welcome at a Paris hotel to the four representatives, with rhythmic clapping and chants of "Thank You!" But the talks focused on a Feb. 9 rocket attack at a refugee camp in Iraq that houses many of members of Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, or MEK, the group's militant wing. Seven people died and dozens … [Read more...]

U.S. lawmakers chide Obama for not protecting Iranian dissidents

REUTERS U.S. lawmakers complained on Sunday that President Barack Obama had failed to protect Iranian dissidents from persecution by Tehran following a deadly attack on their camp near Baghdad, and urged they be allowed back to their long-time base in Iraq. A congressional delegation led by Dana Rohrabacher, chairman of the Republican-controlled House subcommittee on Europe, said that the Obama administration should not have backed the movement of members of Iranian dissident group Mujahadin-e-Khalq, or MEK, to a place where they would not be safe. At least five people were killed in a Feb. 9 rocket attack on their base in the former U.S. military compound “Camp Liberty” in the … [Read more...]

US Congressional Delegation meet with Mrs. Maryam Rajavi in Paris, Call for the Administration to Reach Out to Iran’s Democratic Opposition

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF RESISTANCE OF IRAN U.S. Government needs to revisit its policy regarding Iran and should be talking to members of the Iranian opposition instead of fruitless talks with the Iranian rulers The Congressional Delegation Calls for Immediate Return of the 3,100 Residents of Camp Liberty to Camp Ashraf to Ensure Their Protection Click here to watch the video On Friday 17th of February, a press release issued by the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the US House of Representatives, announced that a congressional committee of US representatives have met with the Iranian opposition leader in Paris Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, calling for regime change in Iran and support for the … [Read more...]