Convention for Democracy in Iran, Paris, June 22, 2013 - Thank you very much. Many of my American colleagues in particular have spoken eloquently about the many injustices, the lack of protection at Liberty and Ashraf, Kobler and Maliki's deception and duplicity, and the tragic and unnecessary loss of life.
Convention for Democracy in Iran, Paris, June 22, 2013 - Good evening everyone. I want to begin by echoing what Newt Gingrich said, all of you by being here tonight are making a strong, strong statement.
Convention for Democracy in Iran, Paris, June 22, 2013 - Thank you very much. You know, the recent presidential election in Iran, do you think it was a legitimate election?
Convention for Democracy in Iran, Paris, June 22, 2013 - Dear Mrs. President, dear friends, today we are here in Paris but our hearts and our thoughts are with those in Ashraf and Liberty. And it is to them that I will now speak to.
Soona Samsami, is the representative in the United States, of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
“Delisted Iranian terror group MEK registers to lobby” (May 24) is replete with contradictions. Even the title is a contradiction in terms. When in September 2012, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revoked the long-overdue and politically motivated designation of the main Iranian opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) and the broader coalition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran, her lieutenants told journalists, and presumably the author, that the decision to delist was based on “the absence of confirmed acts of terrorism by the MEK for more than a decade.”
(AFP) - Iran's defiant expansion of its nuclear programme and 10 failed meetings with the IAEA will dominate a gathering of the UN body's board starting Monday, diplomats and analysts said.
Alejo Vidal Quadras
In recent days, the official media of the totalitarian regime ruling Iran and its affiliated media in Iraq have not been able to hide their happiness regarding recent false statements made by Ms Jones, the acting assistance secretary for Near East affairs, at the Middle East Subcommittee of the U.S. Congress. The Revolutionary Guards Corps news agency known as Fars wrote on May 26 that: “An American official gave news of the opposition of the leaders of the terrorist Mojahedin-e-Khalq organization to their full departure from Iraqi soil… A U.S. State Department official told the Congress that the group’s leaders were not cooperating on departure of their forces from Iraq.”
Struan Stevenson MEP, President of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Iraq
MEPs accused UN Special Representative in Iraq of deceit and demanded his resignation or dismissal
Martin Kobler, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General to Iraq, took part in the meeting of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee in Brussels on 29th May, in an attempt to defend his controversial record. But a large number of MEPs protested that he has attempted to deceive the parliament in the past, has presided over a disastrous decline in the domestic situation in Iraq while doing little to criticize the Iraqi government and has brought progress on the re-settlement of 3,200 refugees in Camps Ashraf and Liberty to a virtual standstill through his incompetence.
Brussels, March 27, 2013 - Thank you very much ladies and gentlemen for that warm welcome for Mrs. Rajavi. It is very kind of you.
Now, we have 2 hours for this afternoon’s meeting and I have a list of 19 speakers already, and I am sure there will be one or two more from the floor who will wish to join in.
So I have to start with a few words of housekeeping. I will be instructing all the speakers to stick very rigidly to a maximum 5 minutes. Anyone who strays over 5 minutes is, I am afraid, going to have to deal with some of our American military friends who are here.
Could I start by saying that yesterday I chaired a meeting of the Delegation for Relations with Iraq where we were discussing the crisis in camp Liberty. We have a situation where Alejo Vidal Quadras, myself and other senior members of parliament were persuaded by the UN Special Representative Martin Kobler that we should put pressure on the residents of camp Ashraf to move to camp Liberty, where their safety and security would be guaranteed, and where their living conditions were ideal for a Temporary Transit Location, which is what they call camp Liberty, that they would be there for only a few short weeks, they would have a revolving door situation where UNHCR would interview them, register each individually as a refugee and they would then be quickly resettled to countries of safety.
Brussels, March 27, 2013 - Thank you very much dear friends, Mrs. President. It is always a pleasure with you.
First, I would like to offer my special welcome to the distinguished guests present here, many with long history of support and sympathy for the liberation movement in Iran.
I would also like to offer special welcome to two outstanding Spanish politicians that are with us today for the first time. Of course I am referring to Senator Margarita Duran, and Senator Virginia Romero From the Spanish Senate.
They are here to broaden the Spanish support under the banner of Mrs. President. We welcome you and we expect a lot from your presence and your support. There is no doubt that the February 9th rocket attack on Camp Liberty that resulted in the death of 7 people and the wounding of about 100, was carried out by the Iranian regime with the assistance of the Iraqi government.
Brussels, March 27 2013 – I welcome Maryam Rajavi, President of the National Council of the Iranian Resistance who I think does not represent only the late eight victims of the violence perpetrated against her people and compatriots but, I even think she can worthily represent the over 120.000 victims of the Iranian regime, who were your organization’s people and victims.
Brussels, March 27 2013 – Thank you very much… Madam Rajavi and colleagues, the phone you have just seen a few moments ago some of colleague showed to me in Strasbourg a few weeks ago and they showed me photographs and they described what happened and just behind me here, if you have a look some of you might have seen it on your way we small train with the photograph of 8 people who lost their life in camp Liberty. On the morning of 8th of February all of those people were alive, latter that morning they were slaughtered and they were innocent to slaughter.
Brussels, March 27 2013 – Thank you. Thank you. First of all, Alejo, I would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity to speak briefly in this forum. I hope my words; our words in fact, can help to stop the inhuman situation of the 3100 refugees from Camp Liberty.
On March the 9th, I had the opportunity to participate in Paris in an event, organized by Council National De La Resistance Iranian, on occasion of Women’s Day, together with several Spanish members of parliament.
I must say that, before coming to this event, I really didn’t know much about the situation of Iranian exiles in Iraq, the members of People’s Mojahedin Organization, the principal Iranian opposition movement. And Camp Liberty and Camp Ashraf, in fact, meant barely anything to me.