Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry expressing deep concern about the reported attack on the Iranian dissidents at Camp Liberty, Iraq on October 29th that killed more than 20 residents and injured dozens more.Read More Download
Iran Election Process Rigged From the Start; Rouhani is Still Just a Regime Insider and Khamenei Will Still be Calling the Shots, Ros-Lehtinen Says
Because if history has shown us anything, it is that these elections tend to bring with them a false hope that the regime is cracking, when in fact it is just cementing its controlRead More Download
Jun 18, 2013: (WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, made the following statement during a subcommittee hearing titled: “Elections in Iran: The Regime Cementing its Control.” Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:
In our fervor to repudiate all things Ahmadinejad and force ourselves into believing things in Iran are set to change, the West has rushed to anoint Hassan Rohani as the moderate hope who will ease tensions between Iran and the West.
H.Res.89: Condemning the attack on Iranian dissidents living at Camp Hurriya, and for other purposes.
Condemning the attack on Iranian dissidents living at Camp Hurriya, and for other purposes.
Whereas on February 9, 2013, dozens of rockets were fired on Camp Hurriya (formerly known as Camp Liberty) in Iraq where approximately 3,100 members of the Iranian opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), have been residing since being relocated from Camp Ashraf in February 2012;
Whereas 7 unarmed residents were killed and approximately 100 more wounded, some suffering severe and debilitating injuries;
Whereas The New York Times reported that Hezbollah Brigades, an Iranian-affiliated group, claimed responsibility for the attack and `warned that others would follow’;
Whereas in an interview with the Associated Press on February 26, 2013, one of the leaders of the Hezbollah Brigades, Wathiq al-Batat, claimed his group receives weapons and other support from Iran and promised more attacks to come, saying `We will strike them again until they leave’;Read More Download
Today, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) expressed his outrage in a letter to Ambassador Daniel Fried, the U.S. State Department’s Special Advisor on Ashraf, regarding the rocket attack over the weekend that left six members of the Mujahideen-e Khalq (MeK) dead and over 40 wounded. The MeK refugees have been displaced from their long term residence in Camp Ashraf to Camp Liberty, where the latest attack was carried out.Read More Download
Today, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (CA-46) sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, inquiring why no US officials have conducted an inspection visit of Camp Liberty, Iraq in almost a month. Camp Liberty now holds almost all the former residents of Camp Ashraf, members of the Iranian dissident group Mujahedeen-e Khalq.Read More Download
“During the lead up to the planned transfer of the Camp Ashraf residents, I was repeatedly assured that officials from the US Embassy in Baghdad would frequently visit Camp Liberty to ensure the residents’ safety and well being,” writes Rohrabacher. “A month gap between visits is entirely unacceptable. America’s credibility has been and is currently being tarnished by our failure to safeguard a group of civilians who we disarmed and left at the mercy of the Iranian regime and its allies in Baghdad.”
Request that DoS seek I.G agreement/ implementation of Humanitarian measures,until then the voluntary relocation would only exacerbate the current dreadful living conditions.Read More Download
Expressing serious concerns about well-being of 3400 Iranian Dissidents, reminding of U.S. Obligation to protect the Camp, to make sure after withdrawing the forces from FOB Grizzly, there is at least an official International presence in CampRead More Download
Letter by Rep.John Lewis, Rep. David Scott to Secretary of state and Defens re Camp Ashraf’s missing residents
Urging Secretaries to condemn Human rights abuses by Iraqi Gov, provide basic human right protection for Camp residents and missing residents, as well as instructing Amb. Hill to engage Iraqi Gov, for the security and well-being of residents.Read More Download
The Caucus (IHRDC) condemns attack on protected persons under the Forth Geneva Con. Residing in Camp Ashraf, and urges Mr. Pers. to ensure the safety and security of Ashraf residents.Read More Download
Concerning regarding Humanitarian situation in Ashraf, I strongly believe Iraqi Gov. must live up to its commitment to protect residents and prevernt their involuntary return to Iran.Read More Download