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“I was astonished when John Kerry told members of Congress that the whereabouts of the Iranian dissidents was classified,” he told Embassy Row.

In a letter to Mr. Kerry, Mr. Stevenson also questioned whether the Obama administration is abandoning the dissidents in order to secure a deal with Iran on its nuclear program.

Iran has long pursued the dissidents of the Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran, declaring them traitors and terrorists.

Also this week, a court in Spain opened an investigation into Faleh Fayad, Iraq’s national security adviser, accusing him of crimes “against the international community” over his suspected role in the Camp Ashraf massacre.