May 22, 2017

What’s Next for Iran?

By Howard Dean and Tom Ridge
Published November 03, 2011 |
FoxNews.com
On Wednesday, Democrats and Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously approved harsher penalties against Iran, citing the regime’s plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador on American soil.
This latest Iranian provocation signals an alarming escalation by a terrorist regime that has been complicit in killing […]

Ros-Lehtinen, Berman Condemn Violence against Camp Ashraf Residents

FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE NEWS
Friday, April 08, 2011

(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and U.S. Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following joint statement condemning reports of violence against residents of Camp Ashraf in Iraq:
“In light of new […]

‘Iran talks should last 12 weeks max’

By: Herb Keinon
The Jerusalem Post
The US should consider making concessions to Russia on the placement of a missile-defense shield in Europe, in order to get Moscow to back “crippling” concessions against Iran if the time comes, a leading US congressman said Thursday.
Howard Berman, the powerful Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said in […]

Court orders State Department to review ruling on alleged terror group

The Washington Post
By Glenn Kessler

A federal appeals court on Friday ordered the State Department to review its designation of the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran as a foreign terrorist organization, strongly suggesting the designation should be revoked.
The ruling by the three-judge panel hands yet another foreign-policy hot potato to the Obama administration. The PMOI, also […]

Resolution in Congress seeks Iranian Freedom

By Michelle Phillips, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
A bipartisan group of House members on Thursday put forward a resolution calling for the Iranian government to cease the oppression of its people and political dissidents. The representatives held a news conference to highlight the resolution, which is being sponsored by Rep. Bob Filner, California Democrat, and which they […]

US ambassador tries to allay fears about Iranian dissidents in Iraq

Agence France Press
WASHINGTON — Christopher Hill, the US ambassador to Iraq, sought Thursday to reassure lawmakers who fear for the safety of more than
3,000 Iranian dissidents in a camp in Iraq.
Hill, testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the US government would work to ensure that 36 People’s Mujahedeen
members arrested after a […]

Draft Resolution Supporting Iranian Election Protests Gains Support

CQ TODAY ONLINE NEWS – FOREIGN POLICY
Draft Resolution Supporting Iranian Election Protests Gains Support
By Caitlin Webber, CQ Staff
When House Republicans pushed a draft resolution supporting Iranian protestors Tuesday, critics said they were seeking political points against a circumspect President Obama.
But when House Democrats signed onto the effort Thursday night, getting an apparent green light for […]

House Members Co-Sponsor Resolution to Protect Iranian Dissidents

Senior House Members
Held a News Briefing to
Announce a Bi-partisan
House Majority Support for
H.Res.704 & the
Humanitarian Rights of the
Iranian Dissidents Residing
at Camp Ashraf, Iraq.
The Event Was Held on the
Heel of the Iranian New
Year and as Reports
Indicate Tehran’s Extensive
Meddling to Promote a
Client Leadership in
Baghdad. The lawmakers
Also Denounced the
Suppression of Dissidents
Across Iran.
Members Joined IranianAmericans to Celebrate the
Iranian New YearThe […]

UK court tells UK government to lift Iran opposition ban

Iran Focus
Selina Williams
Dow Jones Newswire
Posted: October 30, 2007
LONDON -(Dow Jones)- A U.K. court Friday ordered the U.K.’s home secretary to lift a six-year ban on Iran’s Peoples Mujahedeen Organization of Iran, which is part of a broader coalition group that forms the main opposition to the current regime in Tehran.
The PMOI, which last October […]

NCPDA Statement – July 30, 2007

NCPDA Statement
Contact: Nasser Rashidi
Dir. Tel: 202-487-6989
July 30, 2007
Encouraging Signs: Divestment from and Democracy for Iran
The United House of Representatives has begun debate on legislation requiring divestiture of current investments in Iran. Led by bipartisan group of representatives including Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Lantos, Subcommittee Chair, Brad Sherman, and ranking republican Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, U.S. Congress […]