Iraq
Saturday May 27, 2017

Another 400 Move to Liberty from Camp Ashraf

Stop Fundamentalism – Another group of 400 residents of Camp Ashraf, arrived at Camp Liberty in Baghdad Monday, said a statement from National Council of Resistance of Iran.  Ashraf residents are transferred to Liberty in order to be interviewed by the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees to qualify for resettlement in countries other than Iran and Iraq.

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Iraqi Opposition Blocs Boycott National Congress

Stop Fundamentalism, Iraq – Al-Iraqia Bloc headed by Ayad Allawi announced Monday that it will not attend a National Congress set to convene on April 5 to resolve Iraq’s political deadlock, reported the Iraqi Al-Sharqia News Television.

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Iraq's Barzani will Meet Biden During Washington Visit

Stop Fundamentalism – President of Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani, is scheduled to arrive for a visit to Washington next week, said a State Department spokesperson yesterday.  During his visit, Barzani will meet with Vice President Biden and a number of State Department officials including Deputy Secretary Burns.

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Bomb Attacks Target Iraqi Top Shiite Leader

Stop Fundamentalism – A number of Ayatollah Ali Sistani’s representatives in various Iraqi cities have been targeted by terrorist attacks during the past three day, say Iraqi media reports.

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Iranian Resistance Condemns Iraqi PM’s Arrest Warrant for Ashraf Residents

Stop Fundamentalism – The Iranian Resistance in a press release Thursday night denounced Nouri al-Maliki’s call for the arrest of 126 residents of Camp Ashraf on charges of terrorism. The Iranian exile group says Maliki is acting on the behest of the Iranian regime to crackdown on its main opposition movement which has been based in Camp Ashraf in Iraq for the past 25 years.

The measure seems to be yet another attempt by the government of Iraq to press the group to leave Iraq.  That is in spite of the fact that all members of group, known as Mojahedin-e Khalq or MEK, have filed to request for asylum from the United Nations refugee agency, the UNHCR.

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