President Obama has signed the annual U.S. defense policy bill that includes a seven points amendment on the security and protection of members of Iranian opposition, People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK) in Camp Liberty, in Iraq.
The bill approved by the United States House of Representatives and Senate, which has been signed to a law by President Barack Obama on 25 November 2015 states 7 articles that urges the protection and relocation of residents to third countries.
On Monday Nov. 30 the families of the Iranian residents of Camp Liberty gathered in front of Iraqi embassy here in Ottawa and protested the presence of Iranian regime's intelligent agents as residence families. They demanded for their removal. They submitted a letter and their desire for visa to visit their loved once in Iraq. The real families of Camp Liberty residents have not been permitted visas to travel to Iraq for a visit. The resident's lawyers have not been able to see their clients either.
Mr. David Kilgour Canadian former Minister and co chair of the Canadian friends of Democratic Iran said in his speech on Monday that: "...Since 2009, an inhumane medical and logistical siege has been imposed first on Ashraf and then on Liberty. More than 27 people died due to this siege. It was not lifted after the Oct. 29 attack, and has been intensified with Iraqi forces preventing even the clean-up of equipment and removal of debris created by the missing attack." Mr. Kilgour added: "In addition, the Iranian Quds forces and MOIS agents have come to Camp Liberty entrance, quite possibly setting the stage for another massacre."
The US defence policy Bill reads:
(1) take prompt and appropriate steps in accordance with international agreements to promote the physical security and protection of residents of Camp Liberty, Iraq;
(2) urge the Government of Iraq to uphold its commitments to the United States to ensure the safety and well-being of those living in Camp Liberty;
(3) urge the Government of Iraq to ensure continued and reliable access to food, clean water, medical assistance, electricity and other energy needs, and any other equipment and supplies necessary to sustain the residents during periods of attack or siege by external forces;
(4) oppose the extradition of Camp Liberty residents to Iran;
(5) assist the international community in implementing a plan to provide for the safe, secure, and permanent relocation of Camp Liberty residents, including a detailed outline of steps that would need to be taken by recipient countries, the United States, the Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and the Camp residents to relocate residents to other countries;
(6) encourage continued close cooperation between the residents of Camp Liberty and the authorities in the relocation process; and
(7) assist the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in expediting the ongoing resettlement of all residents of Camp Liberty to safe locations outside Iraq.
Signing this bill into a law represents a very big victory for Iranian Resistance, residents of Camp Liberty and their supporters in the United States and Europe.
Three factors contributed to this achievement: The perseverance and steadfastness of the PMOI (MEK) members in Camp Liberty in the past few years, unrelenting endeavors of members and supporters of the resistance in the US, and concerted bipartisan efforts of the US senators and congressmen, political dignitaries, and former senior officials of the Obama, Bush, Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Regan administrations in support of Iranian Resistance and residents of Camp Liberty.
The Iranian regime’s judiciary in the southern province of Hormozgan sent at least five prisoners to the gallows. The five prisoners were all sentenced to death allegedly for drug related offenses, the judiciary said on Tuesday. Another group of 2 prisoners were hanged on Monday in southeastern Iran in a prison in city of Zahedan. The cycle of suppression, in particular group hangings, continues in Iran after the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly adopted of a resolution condemning rights violation on 19 November. Amnesty International said in a statement last week: "The rate of executions in Iran is deplorable which, if they continue at the current rate, could reach more than 1,000 this year. In case after case we hear allegations of torture, fundamentally flawed trials, all in breach of international law and standards."
Reuters reported Dec. 5 that: This week’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., is prompting new fears about terror attacks inside the United States, and shows the limits of federal efforts to halt all instances of extremist violence. On Wednesday Dec. 2, a couple sympathizers of ISIS opened fire during a Christmas party and killed 14 and wounded 21. The couple Rezvan Faroogh and his wife Tashfeen Malik had a 6 months old baby. Faroogh was a U.S. citizen and his wife came to the country as his fiancee. Tashfeen reportedly wore Niqab and not many people saw her face. She did not drive in US either. The couple met online. According to reports the couple intended to carry out a much bigger attack.
Mr. Mansour Ghadarkhah, Iranian filmmaker and a member of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) passed away of heart attack on Dec. 1 in Nevada. Mr. Ghadarkhah went to exile in Germany in 1979 and continued his activities against the Iranian regime. He joined the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in 1996. Mr. Ghadarkhah traveled to Canada and Ottawa in 2005 for screening of his movie called "eye in front of the eye". His film was well received in Ottawa. Yesterday Saturday Dec. 5, a group of Iranian-Canadians commemorated Mr. Ghadarkhah in front of Parliament Hill. The also commemorated Students day which is on Dec. 7. On this day we remember 3 university student, Ghandchi, Shariat Razavi and Bozorgnia who were killed by Shah's army in Tehran.
Mr. Yaghma Golrouee, poet and songwriter was arrested on Monday by the security and intelligence agents without being told the reason. Mr. Yaghma Golrouee was arrested during a raid on his house by agents and taken away to an undisclosed location, his wife wrote on her Instagram account on December 1. Some of Mr. Golrouee’s work includes social issues like poverty, addiction and environmental problems. Last month, he criticized authorities for blocking his books from being published. Arrest of Golrouee follows the recent arrests of other writers and artists, and cancellation of a performance by the Tehran symphony orchestra.
Last week, the Tehran symphony orchestra, which was due to perform at the capital’s Azadi stadium before a wrestling competition, had to cancel because the authorities insisted 15 minutes before the program that female musicians should not perform on the stage.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran stated on Dec. 3, that: The International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA in his report confirms that regime’s nuclear weapons program has continued at least until 2009. Report indicates the 2003 disclosure by the Resistance was a decisive blow to the regime’s project of acquiring the nuclear bomb.
The key report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) about the “possible military dimensions” to Iran’s nuclear program clearly indicates a lack of cooperation on the part of the regime with the Agency, which is a blatant violation of JCPOA. The Agency’s 16-page report examined each and every one of the 12 outstanding issues and concluded: “The Agency assesses that, before the end of 2003, an organizational structure was in place in Iran suitable for the coordination of a range of activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device. Although some activities took place after 2003, they were not part of a coordinated effort” and that regime’s activities have continued at least until 2009. The year 2003 that has been referred to as the turning point in the regime’s attempts to obtain the nuclear bomb in fact refers to the disclosure of Lavizan-Shian site by the Iranian Resistance in May 2003. This site as a “Physics Research Center” was the headquarters and the nerve center for the regime to acquire the nuclear bomb. By the exposure of this site, the regime was forced to dismantle and disintegrate it and now, more than ever, the breadth of this blow to the regime’s systematic attempt to obtain the nuclear bomb is becoming evident.