November 24, 2017

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Speaks on the House Floor Regarding Camp Ashraf in Iraq

One Minute Remarks
Hon. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Humanitarian Situation in Camp Ashraf
December 15, 2009
I rise to address what could develop into a humanitarian catastrophe in Iraq. Residents of Camp Ashraf, opponents of the Iranian regime who found a home in Iraq, appear to have been abandoned by the U.S. and other nations, as they are subjected to unlawful […]

House Members Denounce Iran & Iraq’s Plan to Relocate the Residents of Camp Ashraf, Iraq

Remarks by members of Congress
Congressman Bob Filner of California
[quote style=”1″]Good Afternoon, my name is Bob Filner, I’m a Congressman from San Diego, California and Co-Chair of the Iran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus in the Congress with me is Mike Coffman new Congressman from Colorado and we thank you for being involved so quickly in […]

Speech of Hon. Ted Poe of Texas in the House of Representatives

[quote style=”1″]Madam Speaker, on December 10, 2009 the Iraqi government announced that it is going to forcibly displace thousands of Iranian dissidents living in Camp Ashraf to a remote prison in the Iraqi desert. The Iraqi government knows the world recognizes Camp Ashraf as a refuge for those who stand tall for freedom and democracy, […]

Iranian Students Clash With Police

The New York Times
December 8, 2009
By ROBERT F. WORTH and NAZILA FATHI
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Thousands of people rallied against the government on Monday at universities across Iran, defying a wide-ranging effort to suppress the protests and bringing a new ferocity to the opposition movement’s confrontation with the state.
The protests, taking place on National Student Day, […]

Green leverage over Iran

The Washington Post
By Michael Gerson
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
With a decision on Afghanistan, we will now see whether a reluctant president can persuade a reluctant Congress and inspire a reluctant nation to accept additional wartime sacrifice. But the administration must feel relieved. The mere act of choosing releases accumulated tension like shooting a bow, wherever the […]

Hunger Strike a Daily Reminder of U.S.’s Forsaken Promise to Iranian Exiles

By Robert McCartney
The Washington Post
On a sunny patch of Pennsylvania Avenue a half-block from the White House, middle-aged men and women recline on beach lounge chairs under four canopies festooned with colorful flags. They haven’t eaten solid food in a month. Before them stands a row of large photographs of 11 men, each draped with […]

Iranian Dissidents’ Fate in Iraq Shows Limits of U.S. Sway

By Mark Mazzetti and Mark Landler
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Last September, Gen. David H. Petraeus told reporters in Baghdad that the United States had been assured by the Iraqi government that the 3,400 Iranian dissidents in a camp in eastern Iraq would continue to be protected after the Americans turned over responsibility for the camp […]

Iraqi Security Forces Attack Camp Ashraf in Iraq – July 28 & 29, 2009

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July 29, 2009

Eight reported killed as Iraqi forces attack Iranian residents of Camp Ashraf

29 July 2009
Eight people are reported to have been killed and up to 400 injured after Iraqi forces attacked
unarmed Iranian residents of Camp Ashraf, north of Baghdad, on Tuesday. Amnesty International
has called on the Iraqi government to investigate the apparent excessive use of force by its security
forces.
Hundreds of armed security forces used bulldozers to force […]

Iranian-Americans rally in front of White House

By Christine Simmons
Associated Press Writer
Hundreds of protesters, many of them Iranian-Americans, marched from Capitol Hill to the White House on Saturday, most holding Iranian flags and chanting demands for the U.S. to take more action after Iran’s disputed election.
After marching through several blocks of downtown Washington, more than 200 people rallied in front of the […]