October 21, 2017

Chairman Kerry On The Violence At Camp Ashraf In Iraq

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Washington, DC – Last Friday, Iraqi Security Forces forcefully entered Camp Ashraf in Eastern Iraq. Members of the Mujahedin-e Khalq or MEK are housed at the camp. Earlier today, United Nations officials confirmed that the incursion by Iraqi Security Forces had resulted in scores of dead and injured MEK members. Senate Foreign Relations […]

Iraqi Security Forces Attack Camp Ashraf, April 08, 2011

Iranian Dissidents Attacked in Iraq, 35 Killed, Hundreds Wounded – Watch Video

UN human rights office welcomes release of Iranian detainees in Iraq

UN News Center
9 October, 2009
United Nations human rights officials today welcomed the Iraqi Government’s decision to release 36 members of an
Iranian dissident group who had been detained since July when security personnel used force to take control of the camp where they had been staying. Rupert Colville, a spokesperson for the Office of the UN […]

A Hunger Strike to Remind U.S. of a Promise to Iranian Exiles

By Robert McCartney
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 a […]

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 […]

Going, Ready or Not

By Mohammed Hussein
New York Times
BAGHDAD– The withdrawal of American forces from Iraqi city centers is a remarkable moment in Iraq’s modern history. The Iraqi government publicly celebrated that event as never before, linking it to the 1920 revolution against British forces in Iraq, and describing it as “the day of victory.”
But Iraqis have their worries: […]

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

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July 29, 2009

Camp Ashraf is attacked by Iraqi Security Forces; 4 Killed, Hundreds Injured

July 27, 2009 Iraqi government spokesman, Ali Dabagh declared that, “the Iraqi government will take over the responsibility of internal security of Camp Ashraf.” (Al-Hura television, July 27, 2009)
July 28, 2009 Iraqi anti-riot police in full military gear and equipped with demolition and heavy combat equipment attacked the camp. Tear gas, batons, […]

Iraqi army besieges Iranian exile camp residents

BAGHDAD, March 16 (Reuters) – Iraqi forces have besieged a camp housing Iranian exiles in Iraq, residents and a security official said, after the national security adviser reiterated a vow to shut the place down.
A source at Iraq’s Interior Ministry said Iraqi soldiers surrounded Camp Ashraf on Thursday after residents resisted an attempt to clear […]

Iran Top Threat To Iraq, U.S. Says

Washington Post
Karen DeYoung
Washington Post Staff Writer
Posted: April 12, 2008
Last week’s violence in Basra and Baghdad has convinced the Bush administration that actions by Iran, and not al-Qaeda, are the primary threat inside Iraq, and has sparked a broad reassessment of policy in the region, according to senior U.S. officials.
Evidence of an increase in Iranian weapons, […]