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'More Than Half' Of Iraqi Camp's Iranian Residents Relocated

The former U.S. military base in Iraq, Camp Liberty.The former U.S. military base in Iraq, Camp Liberty.
The former U.S. military base in Iraq, Camp Liberty.
The former U.S. military base in Iraq, Camp Liberty.
WASHINGTON -- The United States special adviser on Camp Ashraf in Iraq, Daniel Fried, says nearly 2,000 residents of the camp that's served for years as a base for a group Iran calls terrorists -- half the total -- have moved to a transit site called Camp Liberty.

Fried made the comments at a May 16 hearing at the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Camp Ashraf has been the base of the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK), an Iranian opposition group that has been designated as a terrorist organization by Tehran and Washington since the 1980s.

The relocation follows a deal between the Iraqi government and the United Nations in December to move the MEK out of Iraq.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that cooperation by MEK during the closure of its Iraqi base at Camp Ashraf will be "a key factor in any decision" on whether to change the group’s terrorist designation.
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by: sasan from: UK
May 17, 2012 21:46
The MEK is a very popular democratic opponent of the Iranian regime. Their annual gatherings in Paris attracts more than 100,000. They are also supported by the vast majority of the Iraqi people as well as political parties and human rights organizations there. The only party opposing the presence of the MEK in Iraq are those lackeys of the Iranian regime (e.g, Maliki and terrorist Moqtada Sadr.)

The label "terrorist" never fit the MEK which is a true democratic libation opposition, fighting the terrorist Iranian regime responsible for the death 100s of the US service personnel in Iraq and Lebanon and elsewhere. The MEK was placed on the US FTO list as a good gesture to the Iranian regime.
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by: Paul Sheldon Foote from: Fullerton, California USA
May 31, 2012 00:32
The State Department, during the administration of President Clinton, placed the Iranian Communist MEK (MKO, PMOI, NCRI, Rajavi Cult, or Pol Pot of Iran) terrorists on the terrorist list because these terrorists have murdered American military officers, Rockwell International employees, and many innocent civilians (in Iran and in Iraq). In September 2002, the White House published a background paper for President George W. Bush's remarks at the United Nations listing the MEK as a pretext for the forthcoming 2003 Iraq War. In 2003, American and coalition forces attacked these communist terrorists at Camp Ashraf, Iraq.

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