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Maryam Rajavi: Resolving Iraq crisis is impossible without uprooting the Iranian

Growth of extremist terrorist groups in Iraq is the by-product of Iranian regime’s dominion and suppression by Maliki and offering a role to this regime in reining in the crisis will stir up a still greater catastrophe

Through regional crisis mullahs are looking to delay signing the final nuclear agreement or to extract concessions that would leave open the path to the atomic bomb

Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, said on Monday, September 1: The fall of Maliki in Iraq is a strategic blow to the mullahs’ regime which came about through the resistance of the Iraqi people and as such the regime’s chief launch pad for exporting fundamentalism has crumbled. Now, while Khamenei and Maliki are doing their outmost to turn back the clock, in fact a return to the previous balance of power in Iraq is impossible.

Mrs. Rajavi who was speaking at an international conference in Paris titled “First Anniversary of Ashraf massacre, Middle East in crisis, threats and solutions” noted: The new Iraqi government will be tested by the degree to which it distances itself from the Iranian regime and allows participation by the representatives of all sectors of the Iraqi society, as well as in holding truly free elections under the auspices of the United Nations uninhibited by the Iranian regime’s Continue reading

Fox News report on ‘new fears for Iran opposition’ in Camp Liberty Iraq

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Today is the 18th day that the Iraq government has blocked food, fuel and water to some 3,000 residents are of Camp Liberty in Iraq, reports Eric Shawn of Fox News, quoting the Iranian Resistance.

“They accuse Tehran of using the chaos in the Middle East to squeeze in to try to kill its critics by starving them to death.”

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has called on US and the United Nations to intervene before it is too late. Continue reading

US must honor its pledges to protect Iranians in Liberty, former UN ambassador demands

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The US should honor its promise to protect defenseless Iranians in Camp Liberty, and ensure that the new Iraqi government prevents any further aggressions against them, a former Untied Nations ambassador has demanded.

Ken Blackwell was speaking ahead of the first anniversary of the massacre of 52 members of the Iranian Resistance in Camp Ashraf on September 1, 2013.

He described the tragedy as ‘one of the worst examples of America’s failure to protect’ in recent history. Continue reading

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UN, EU and US must press Iraq to end callous siege against Iranians in Camp Liberty

The European Iraqi Freedom Association strongly condemned the fuel, food and humanitarian blockade imposed against Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty by the Iraqi government. The statement issued by Struan Stevenson, president of the EIFA, follows.

27 August 2014 – The blockade of Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty near Baghdad continues. The 2,800 refugees, including 800 women, are now completely out of fuel. Generators have shut down. Water pumps are unable to work. Food stored in the refrigerators is now spoiling. Blackwater tanks are overflowing due to the Iraqi government preventing sewage from being removed from the camp.

On Tuesday 26 August 2014, the pumping of water to Camp Liberty stopped, as fuel for the camp’s generators finally ran out. Iraqi government forces have prevented fuel, food and medical supplies from entering the camp since August 16, causing catastrophic problems. The lack of generating capacity means the 2,800 refugees have no electricity, no air conditioning despite 50 degrees centigrade heat and now, no water. This constitutes a crime against humanity perpetrated by the Iraqi government who signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UN in which they guaranteed to look after the welfare and safety of the camp’s residents. Continue reading

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ISJ condemns Iraqi Government’s inhuman food and water blockade to Camp Liberty residents

The blockade imposed by the Iraqi government against Camp Liberty refugees has become the source of international worries and indignation. In the following press release, the International Committee in Search of Justice has condemned the siege against the Iranian refugees and has called on the U.S. and UN to live up to their moral and legal commitments.

Call on U.S. Government and the UN to uphold their responsibilities and prevent another humanitarian tragedy in Iraq
ISJ, 27 August 2014, Madrid – Some 2800 Iranian refugees, including 800 women, are held under unbearable conditions in Camp Liberty near Baghdad airport. It has been more than two weeks now that the Iraqi government is preventing fuel to enter the camp.

Camp Liberty’s electricity is only provided by electric generators running on fuel. Therefore the health of the residents and all infrastructures and basic life affairs are now seriously at risk as the fuel reserves finished yesterday morning and water pumps stopped working. Continue reading

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MEPs call for action to end deadly siege on Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty, Iraq

 

 

The intensification of inhuman siege on Camp Liberty drew widespread international condemnation among human rights activists, political dignitaries and lawmakers. Following is the press release by the European Parliament, Committee of Friends of a Free Iran, condemning the siege imposed by the Iraqi government and calling on U.S.,UN and EU to act immediately to lift the siege.

Press release by European Parliament – Friends of a Free Iran
From Tuesday 12 August 2014, the Iraqi forces stationed outside Camp Liberty near Baghdad airport are preventing fuel entry to the camp where some 2800 defenceless refugees, including 800 women, members of the Iranian opposition PMOI, are being held in prison like conditions. Continue reading

Iranian regime replaces Suleimani in Iraq

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A senior member of the Iraqi National Alliance which includes parties with close links to the Iranian regime, said that Qassem Suleimani would be replaced by his deputy Hossein Hamadani for his failure in Iraq.

Quds Force commander, Suleimani has been in charge of the Iranian regime’s security policy in Iraq since the fall of previous government in that country in 2003.

“The National Alliance member, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Suleimani’s biggest success in Iraq was elevating Maliki to the premiership and keeping his rival Iyad Allawi out of office, firstly in Iraq’s parliamentary elections in 2005, and again in 2009, despite Allawi’s bloc winning the largest number of seats in parliament,” the report said. Continue reading