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Sen. Thom Tillis: U.S. Congress working to ensure safety of Camp Liberty


NCRI – A bipartisan effort is under way in the United States Congress to “ensure the safety and security” of members of the main Iranian democratic opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK), in Camp Liberty, Iraq, Senator Thom Tillis has said.

PMOI (MEK) members have faced repeated rocket attacks in Camp Liberty by terrorist militias affiliated to the Iranian regime.

In a message of support to the Iranian Resistance’s annual “Free Iran” rally in Paris on July 9, Sen. Tillis, a North Carolina Republican, said: “I am deeply troubled by the escalation of human rights violations in Iran and the fragile situation in Iraq, which places your loved ones at Camp Liberty in grave danger. Fortunately, through strong bipartisan support in Congress, we are making some progress to ensure the safety and security of the brave men and women at Camp Liberty.”

“Camp Liberty is not only a humanitarian issue, it is a symbol of hope and inspiration to young people in Iran. A spirit of defiance and resistance is alive and well at Camp Liberty, thanks to the brave men and women who live there, and it is especially important that this spirit continues to thrive. We must do everything we can to ensure that these brave people are safe and secure while they remain at Camp Liberty, and to hold the government of Iraq accountable for their actions.”

“Since the implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement in July of last year, Iran’s military and intelligence operatives have stepped up their destabilizing activities across the Middle East, sowing sectarian tensions and increasing their influence in places like Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen and Bahrain. Clearly, this must stop, and this is exactly what your event is about. It is about enacting real and positive change and bringing democracy and freedom to the people of Iran,” Sen. Tillis added.

A portion of Sen. Tillis’s remarks to the conference were published by The Washington Times.

Tens of thousands of Iranians and their international supporters attended the “Free Iran” rally in Paris on July 9, which saw international support for the 10-point plan of Iranian opposition leader Mrs. Maryam Rajavi for a future free and democratic Iran.