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  • ** FILE ** Iraqi security forces enter through the main gate of Camp Ashraf in Khalis, northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

    52 Iranian exiles killed at Iraq's Camp Ashraf

    Iraqi security forces carried out a "massacre" of 52 unarmed Iranian dissidents early Sunday at their camp north of Baghdad, the Iranian exiles said.

  • **FILE** Iraqi police stand guard outside Camp Ashraf, northeast of Baghdad, in December 2011. (Associated Press/People's Mujahedeen Organization of Iran)

    U.S. pushes Iranian dissidents to accept Albanian asylum offer

    The Obama administration said Monday that an Iranian dissident group must immediately accept an offer of asylum from Albania for some its members being housed at a camp in Iraq.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS
Camp Liberty residents, Iranian dissidents given refuge by Saddam Hussein years ago, hold banners and chant during a tour for foreign diplomats given by the Iraqi government. They want to return to their previous home, Camp Ashraf, but the Iraqi government wants them out of the country.

    Diplomats get rare view into Iraq’s Camp Liberty

    Iraq offered foreign diplomats a rare glimpse Tuesday of a camp that is the new temporary home of an Iranian exile opposition group that has had a long-running feud with Baghdad, winning from the envoys cautious praise of the conditions there.

  • ** FILE ** Iraqi police stand guard outside Camp Ashraf, northeast of Baghdad, in December 2011. (Associated Press/People's Mujahedeen Organization of Iran)

    U.S. urges Iraq to address concerns of Iranian dissidents

    The State Department on Wednesday urged Iraq to continue its efforts to address humanitarian concerns raised by Iranian dissidents at a camp near Baghdad.

  • **FILE** Iraqi police stand guard outside the camp of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK), also known as the People's Mujahedeen Organization of Iran, northeast of Baghdad on Dec. 9, 2011. (Associated Press/People's Mujahedeen Organization of Iran)

    Official: No decision yet on Iranian dissidents

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has not moved any closer to removing an Iranian dissident group from the U.S. list of terror organizations, senior Obama administration officials said on Monday.

  • ** FILE ** Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (Associated Press)

    Court gives Clinton four months to decide on MEK terror label

    A U.S. appeals court on Friday ordered Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to decide within four months on removing an Iranian dissident group from the State Department's list of foreign terrorist organizations.

  • **FILE** Former Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell (Associated Press)

    Top Democrat's speeches for terrorist group probed

    The Treasury Department's counterterrorism arm is investigating speaking fees paid to a longtime Democratic Party leader who is among the most vocal advocates for Iranian dissidents designated as a terrorist group by the State Department.

  • **FILE** Iraqi police stand guard outside Camp Ashraf, northeast of Baghdad, in December 2011. (Associated Press/People's Mujahedeen Organization of Iran)

    U.N. and Iraq reach deal on Iranian dissidents

    The United Nations and the Iraqi government have reached a deal to transfer more than 3,000 Iranian dissidents living in a camp north of Baghdad, potentially averting what international observers have warned would be a massacre.

  • Rohrabacher presses State on future of Iranian exiles

    The Iraqi government is using the State Department's terrorist designation of a group of Iranian dissidents as an excuse to crack down on the unarmed exiles in their camp north of Baghdad, a top Republican lawmaker said Tuesday.

  • Illustration by Paul Tong

    STEVENSON: Iraq's looming massacre

    It was the "mission accomplished" moment that millions of Americans had been waiting for and many of us considered long overdue: the official end to the war in Iraq and the return of all U.S. troops. Whether you believe the operation in Iraq was a noble cause or pure folly, President Obama's announcement last month that fighting men and women would be coming home to their families in time for the holidays was cause for celebration.

  • Illustration: Iran and Iraq by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    PIPES: Iraq - a province of Iran?

    After American forces leave Iraq at the end of 2011, Tehran will try to turn its neighbor into a satrapy, i.e., a satellite state, to the great detriment of Western, moderate Arab and Israeli interests. Intense Iranian efforts are under way already, with Tehran sponsoring militias in Iraq and sending its own forces into Iraqi border areas. Baghdad responds with weakness, its chief of staff proposing a regional pact with Iran and top politicians ordering attacks on the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MeK), an Iranian dissident organization with 3,400 members residing in Camp Ashraf, 60 miles northeast of Baghdad. The MeK issue reveals Iraqi subservience to Iran with special clarity. Note some recent developments:

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