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Raymond Tanter: Tehran Is Launching Attacks on Iranian Dissidents in Iraq

professor emeritus from the University of Michigan in an opinion piece on Sunday in TownHall highlighted the terrorist threats facing members of the main Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK).

He wrote:

On July 4, 2016 (8:35 pm Iraqi time), over 50 missiles were fired against Camp Liberty. Because of the proximity of Tehran’s militias in range of Camp Liberty, it appears as if they were launched by those affiliated with the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Damage assessment reveals that parts of the camp were completely destroyed. As many as 40 residents were injured, and astonishingly no one was killed during this massive attack. Continue reading Raymond Tanter: Tehran Is Launching Attacks on Iranian Dissidents in Iraq

Over 17,000 Arab jurists condemn Iran meddling in Middle East

Protection of Iranian refugees in Iraq is litmus test for final end to Iran’s interference
17,865 lawyers, judges and jurists from across the Middle East and North Africa issued a historic statement strongly condemning Iran’s policy of continuous murders, massacres and sectarian crimes throughout the region for over three decades now. These prominent jurists, from a colorful slate of 17 different countries, expressed their abhorrence over the fact that Tehran has wreaked havoc in countries including Syria, Iraq, Palestine, Yemen, Bahrain and its regional archrival, Saudi Arabia. Continue reading Over 17,000 Arab jurists condemn Iran meddling in Middle East

Iran-backed militia target opposition camp in Iraq in new rocket attack

Pro-Iran militia groups in Iraq on Monday, July 4th staged a new rocket attack against Camp Liberty near Baghdad International Airport, home to the remaining members of the Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), destroying a large number of trailers and creating havoc amongst the community of Iranian refugees.
Early reports indicate a number of the residents in the camp have been injured and transferred to a nearby hospital for medical care. This is the latest rocket attack against this camp after the deadly 29 October 2015 attack that left over 24 residents killed and a large section of the camp leveled. This new rocket barrage is staged after 8 days of an intensified siege on Liberty imposed at the behest of the Iranian regime through the crackdown committee controlling daily affairs in the camp. All deliveries of fuel, food, medicine and hygiene products into Liberty have been banned and most recently even the rented sewage dump tracks are not allowed into the camp. This has left the residents facing a major hygiene crisis as the black water tanks will overflow into the residential areas.
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The residents of Camp Liberty were promised protection by the United Nations, the U.S. government and the government of Iraq. However, they have been the targets of five different rocket attacks from February 2013 to this day, leaving dozens of residents killed and injured. This recent attack has left the residents in further fear of their uncertain future in Iraq.

Delivery of fuel, food stuff and medicine to Camp Liberty prevented for the fourth successive day

2016, for the fourth successive day, the Governmental Committee tasked to suppress Camp Liberty residents has prevented entry of tankers carrying fuel and oil for generators, and trucks carrying food stuffs, hygiene products and medicine to Camp Liberty. They have sent back the tankers and trucks after stopping them for some time. This inhumane measure which has started since June 27th, will rapidly create a crisis in the Camp.
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Iraq: Thousands of Sheikhs Demand Iran’s Eviction, Protection of Camp Liberty

Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty near Baghdad must be provided safety and security, a statement issued by more than 3,000 Iraqi tribal sheikhs reads, adding Iran’s lethal meddling in this country and abroad is condemned and must come to an end.

Iran’s interference in the Middle East, especially in Syria and Iraq, have escalated into an unprecedented dimension, the statement by The National Council for Tribes of Iraq warns, accusing Iran’s forces in Syria of massacring innocent people through the bloodiest meddling by Tehran.
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Iranian Resistance’s President-elect and officials of Syrian opposition attend solidarity meeting with Syrian Revolution

Saturday night, June 11, 2016, on the initiative of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, a meeting was held in solidarity with the Syrian people and their resistance.

The Iranian Resistance’s President-elect Maryam Rajavi and a number of prominent personalities from Syria and Syrian opposition officials were in attendance. Haitham al-Maleh, chairman of the Syrian National Council legal committee; Michel Kilo, political bureau member of the Coalition; Soheir Attassi, member of the High Negotiations Committee of the Syrian Opposition; Dr. Nasser Al-Hariri, member of the Coalition; Nagham Ghadri, member of the Coalition and former Vice Chairman; Dr. Taghrid al-Hagli, former Minister for Culture and Family Affairs of the Syrian Interim Government; Ghassan Aboud, head of Orient Television; Brig. General Mesghal Al-Batish; Brig. General Mustafa Sheikh, a commander of the Free Syrian Army; and Brig. General Abdallah Albashir al-Naimi, former chief of staff of the Free Syrian Army; were among those present in the meeting. Continue reading Iranian Resistance’s President-elect and officials of Syrian opposition attend solidarity meeting with Syrian Revolution