Volume: 1 - Issue:  25718 May 2012
Iran Update - ISDCI Newsletter
Iran Update



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Status of the Processing of the Camp Ashraf Residents: House Oversight and Investigations
Status of the Processing of the Camp Ashraf Residents: House Oversight and Investigations


Clinton aide pressed about Iranian dissident camp

The Washington Times

Lawmakers have pressed a top State Department official on whether the Obama administration believes that a group of Iranian dissidents in an Iraqi camp have given up their weapons. Read on... 

Senator Roy Blunt Opens Panel, Call for Delisting MEK
PR Newswire

In a Senate briefing, former US Military officials and lawmakers sharply rejected an argument by Justice Department attorney in US federal court of appeals that the delay in making a decision on removing Iran's main opposition group, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK) from the U.S. terror list was because the State Department was unsure whether there were any weapons at the Camp Ashraf, Iraq, home to 3,400 members of the group and that the U.S. had not been permitted to search the Camp. They urged the Secretary of State to delist the MEK immediately.  Read On... 

House Oversight and Investigations - Transcript

At a court hearing here in the District of Columbia on May 8th, a State Department lawyer trying to defend the continued listing of the MEK as a terrorist organization claimed that Camp Ashraf had never been inspected by U.S. Forces.  His implication is that the MEK might not have lived up to its part of the 2003 bargain by which it disarmed in exchange for U.S. protection.  Read On... 

Iran sanctions bill blocked in U.S. Senate
The Washington Post

A Senate bill intended to tighten economic sanctions against Iran was blocked Thursday by Senate Republicans who said they were holding out for an even tougher measure that included an explicit threat of a U.S. military strike if Iran refuses to curb its nuclear ambitions. Read On... 

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