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  • IranPhoto of Iran: How about looking at actual bots in Albania

    Iran: How about looking at actual bots in Albania

    Zarif said in a tweet, addressing Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. “How about looking at actual bots in (the Albanian capital of) Tirana used to prop up ‘regime change’ propaganda spewed out of (Washington) DC? #YouAreBots,” Zarif said. Twitter declined to comment when contacted by Reuters…

  • Camp LibertyMojahedin Khalq finally expelled from Iraq

    Mojahedin Khalq finally expelled from Iraq

    Under a deal brokered by the United States and the United Nations refugee agency, almost 2,000 dissident Iranians have been resettled in nearly a dozen European countries since the start of 2016. Until a few years ago, PMOI, also known by its Farsi name Mujahideen-e-Khalq…

  • Camp LibertyWathiq al-Batat claims responsibility for Camp Liberty missile attack

    Wathiq al-Batat claims responsibility for Camp Liberty missile attack

    Iraqi authorities have repeatedly denied involvement in attacks on the group. In a rare claim of responsibility for attacks on the MEK, Wathiq al-Batat, commander of the al-Mukhtar Army militia, told Reuters his group had fired 20 Katyusha rockets and mortar rounds at the camp.…

  • IraqIraq says no success tracing killers of Iranian dissidents

    Iraq says no success tracing killers of Iranian dissidents

    He raised the possibility that there had been a dispute within the camp and some of the attackers had come from inside it. Another scenario was that the seven missing people were behind the assault, he said. MEK numbered 4,174 members in Iraq up to…

  • UNU.N. envoy accuses Iran group's leaders in Iraq of rights abuses

    U.N. envoy accuses Iran group’s leaders in Iraq of rights abuses

    "Of increasing concern are the human rights abuses in Camp Hurriya itself by the camp leadership," Kobler said. "Hundreds of daily monitoring reports suggest that the lives of Camp Hurriya members are tightly controlled.""A significant number of residents have reported to U.N. monitors that they…

  • USAFar from Iran election, former guerrillas lobby Washington

    Far from Iran election, former guerrillas lobby Washington

    U.S. officials have tentatively identified a handful of Camp Liberty residents who may be allowed to move to the United States. But they would be expected to renounce their membership in MEK, the officials told Reuters.Forty-four residents of the camp have left over the last…

  • GermanyGermany to exercise caution before accepting Mojahedin

    Germany to exercise caution before accepting Mojahedin

    … are those who had formerly acquired status as asylum seekers or refugees during a previous stay in Germany. A Ministry spokesman said in Berlin on Friday … To make their recognition as a refugee or asylum status more effective, an additional requirement is that…

  • UNU.N. chief appeals for countries to take MKO members

    U.N. chief appeals for countries to take MKO members

    Ban said so far only 31 people[MKO/MEK/PMOI] had been accepted by other countries and that it was now a matter of urgency that they be offered resettlement opportunities in other countries."Without the strong commitment of member states to accept former residents of Camp New Iraq,…

  • USAU.S. concerned over Iraqi threats to force MEK from Ashraf

    U.S. concerned over Iraqi threats to force MEK from Ashraf

    Iraq on Tuesday told them they have to move or it would be free to transfer them “to where we find appropriate,” as Iraq’s National Security Advisor Falih al-Fayadh put it... Ventrell said U.S. government officials who have recently visited Camp Liberty did not find…

  • IraqIraq says will force out Iran dissident group MEK

    Iraq says will force out Iran dissident group MEK

    "We have reached a dead end (with them[MKO/MEK/PMOI]) and the extension ends today,.."The Iraqi government does not define involuntary transfer as being through violence or the use of weapons," Fayadh told the conference.Iraq said it will observe a grace period of "a few days" to…

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