Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), called for urgent action to protect the residents of Camp Liberty following an attack Monday night which saw more than 50 rockets injure 40, set large areas ablaze, and leave craters seven feet wide and five feet deep.
Mrs Rajavi sent her good wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured, and lauded residents for their forbearance and courage in such horrendous circumstances. The missile barrage came on the eighth day of a blockade of Camp Liberty by Iraqi security forces. Soldiers have prevented food, medicine and fuel from entering the camp. That blockade continues.
Mrs Rajavi called on the international community to fulfil previous guarantees to provide for the safety of the residents of Camp Liberty until such time as they depart Iraq for third countries.
This fifth attack in four years was conducted by Iraqi forces co-operating with the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The Quds Force is the terrorist arm of the Iranian regime’s security apparatus.
Mrs Rajavi said that the Iranian regime could not have made plainer its intentions towards the camp. It was therefore urgent that the international community act. An unambiguous condemnation of the missile attack by the UN Security Council and by the European Union was necessary.
Mrs Rajavi noted that the Iranian regime has sought to thwart any solution that preserves the safety of the residents. That the regime seeks only to inflict violence – direct or structural – on those at Camp Liberty shows, she said, that the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK) and the Iranian Resistance are still seen as existential threats to the dictatorship of the theocrats.