March 29, 2017

USCCAR Deplores Reckless Decisions by UNAMI’s Chief on Camp Ashraf

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents (USCCAR), representing thousands of Iran-Americans whose loved-ones reside in Camp Ashraf, Iraq, condemns the reckless and potentially harmful assertions made in the January 31 statement issued by Ambassador Martin Kobler, head of United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and UN Secretary General's Special Representative for Iraq. USCCAR warns that Mr. Kobler should not become a part and parcel of a despicable joint Iranian-Iraqi "working plan" aimed at dismantling Iran's principal organized opposition, the Mujahedeen-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK) whose 3,400 members and their families currently … [Read more...]

Day 300 of State Department Sit-in: Iranian-Americans Call on Secretary Clinton to Delist the MEK, Protect Camp Ashraf Residents

PRNewswire WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  Friday, January 27, 2012, marks the 300th day of a sit-in across from the US Department of State by the families and supporters of Camp Ashraf residents. The participants will be asking Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to revoke the unwarranted designation of the MEK based on the facts and law and as a necessary condition for safety and security of the residents of Camp Ashraf 3,400 members of Iran's principal opposition the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK) and their families reside in Camp Ashraf. They have been formally recognized as "asylum seekers" by the United Nations since September 2011. Following the … [Read more...]

USCCAR Warns of Iraq’s Intention to Transfer Camp Ashraf “Asylum Seekers” to a Would-be-Prison at Camp Liberty, Calls on Secretary Clinton to Intervene Immediately

PRNewswire WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2012  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  The U.S. Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents (USCCAR) condemns ploys by the Iranian regime to undermine the internationally-endorsed peaceful, albeit fragile, resolution to the humanitarian crisis at Camp Ashraf in Iraq. USCCAR is alarmed by disturbing reports from Iraq indicating that the Iraqi government is already reneging on its agreement with the United Nations to uphold the human rights of Camp's residents and is building a prison in Camp Liberty to move our loved ones there. The Committee calls on the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to immediately intervene and remind the Iraqi government of its … [Read more...]

USCCAR Strongly Condemns Washington Post’s Editorial for Giving Iraq’s Maliki License to Murder Camp Ashraf Residents

PRNewswire WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents (USCCAR) deplores Washington Post's editorial ("A U.S. plan to save Iranians who remain in Iraq", Dec. 14), endorsing a US plan for relocation of 3,400 residents of Camp Ashraf to an Iraqi-run de facto detention center near Baghdad's International airport, formerly known as Camp Liberty. The insidious piece, replete with double-entendre and mixing of absolutely no facts and lots of fiction, is effectively a farewell gift to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, on his way back to Baghdad, to set in motion the plan for the massacre of Camp Ashraf residents. The Post is … [Read more...]

USCCAR Demands US and UN Intervention as Iraq Sabotages Efforts to Resolve Camp Ashraf Humanitarian Crisis

PRNewswire WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents (USCCAR) deplores Iraqi government's nefarious actions which pave the way for another massacre at Camp Ashraf through sabotaging the efforts of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which seeks to ensure the safe and secure resettlement of the residents of Camp Ashraf in third countries. USCCAR calls on President Obama to intervene immediately and compel the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to end the barbaric siege of Camp Ashraf and cooperate with the UNHCR. Similarly, USCCAR calls on the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to declare null and void the … [Read more...]

“All the News That’s Not Fit to Print”: USCCAR Condemns New York Times’ Malicious Hit-Piece

PRNewsvire WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents (USCCAR) deplores Elizabeth Rubin's unfounded and malicious assertions against the main Iranian opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK) and its 3400 members in Camp Ashraf in Iraq. The piece appeared in the Review and Outlook section of the Times on August 14.   The latest in the venomous anti-MEK smear campaign by the pro-Tehran lobby inside the Beltway, the piece represents a desperate, albeit futile, attempt to block, in contravention of the Rule of law and the statutory requirements, the removal of the MEK from the State Department's list of Foreign Terrorist … [Read more...]

Round-the-Clock Protest at State Department to Demand Swift Decision to Delist MEK and Good Faith Action to Resolve the Humanitarian Crisis at Camp Ashraf

PRNewswire WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Families of Camp Ashraf residents will join Iranian-Americans to begin a round-the-clock sit-in across from the Department of State in protest against the Department's unlawful delay in completing the Court of Appeals mandated review of the status of Iran's main opposition, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), and delist the group; as well as the failure to protect the residents of Camp Ashraf, Iraq, home to 3,400 MEK members. According to state television, Al-Iraqiya, 30 July, Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said, Iraq may "sue those … governments that provide refuge to them," dismissing the possibility for Ashraf residents … [Read more...]

USCCAR Condemns Ambassador Lawrence Butler’s Outrageous Remarks about Camp Ashraf Residents

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2011 -- The US Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents (USCCAR) condemns the outrageous remarks by Ambassador Lawrence Butler, stationed in Iraq, about the residents of Camp Ashraf and the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK). The outlandish and totally false allegations by Mr. Butler about the MEK’s past and present - debunked repeatedly by the group and the highest courts in the United Kingdom, the European Union and France - lays bare the Ambassador’s sinister agenda in trying to impose a plan which would only exacerbate the “vexing” humanitarian crisis in Camp Ashraf. Mr. Butler ignores the Iraqi Government responsibility for the unjustifiable attack on the … [Read more...]

USCCAR Lauds Unanimous Adoption of House Amendment for Camp Ashraf Protection

PRNewswire WASHINGTON, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents (USCCAR) lauds the unanimous adoption of an amendment on the need to prevent the forcible relocation of the residents inside Iraq and facilitate the robust presence of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq in Camp Ashraf, to H.R. 2583, the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, FY 2012. The amendment, introduced by Congressman "Judge" Ted Poe (R-TX), is a major step toward ensuring the safety and security of our loved ones in Camp Ashraf, home to nearly 3,400 members of Iran's principal opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK) and their families. The … [Read more...]

Landmark House Hearing Probes Massacre at Camp Ashraf and U.S. Responsibility, Urges De-listing of MEK

PRNewswire WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday July 7, 2011, a landmark hearing, entitled "Massacre at Camp Ashraf: Implications for U.S. Policy," was held by the Oversight and Investigation Sub-Committee of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. Among those who provided testimony in the hearing were: Ms. Neda Zanjanpour, a survivor of the massacre at Camp Ashraf; Michael Mukasey, former Attorney General of the United States; Col. Gary Morsch, M.D., Chief medical liaison between Camp Ashraf and the U.S. military, Colonel Wes Martin (Ret.), Former Base Commander of Camp Ashraf; and Ray Takeyh, Senior Fellow, Council of Foreign … [Read more...]