German prosecutors said Wednesday that Maysam P., whose last name wasn’t given in accordance with the country’s privacy laws, was being held on suspicion that he clandestinely researched Iranian opposition members in Berlin and passed on the information to a contact in Iran’s intelligence service, known as the MOIS, in exchange for money. Royce, California Republican, called the attack “deeply troubling” and a test for the U. The Iraqi government made a commitment to protect the camp’s residents, Mr. The group engaged in a power struggle against leaders of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution. The group’s members outside Iraq have engaged in a powerful international public relations push through a wider French- and U.
Before the attack, MEK supporters on Capitol Hill were warning about the precarious status of the dissident camp in Iraq. For years, the State Department officially listed the MEK as a terrorist organization. troops invaded Iraq in 2003, the MEK’s status and fate became deeply entangled in the U. S.-based organization known as the National Council of Resistance of Iran, winning support from dozens of high-level former — and several current — U.
The attack on a camp next to Baghdad International Airport is thought to have been targeting members of an exiled Iranian opposition group.
A source linked to the National Council of Resistance of Iran told uk more than 20 Iranians had been killed in the attack, although that figure could not be independently verified.
New information about the missile attack on Camp Liberty that left 50 residents injured is now available.Huge craters two metres deep and three metres wide were blown into the earth, and electricity supplies were wiped, according to reports on the ground.The source told uk the attack was carried out by "pro-Iranian militia groups backed by the Iranian regime".Twelve katyusha rockets landed in Camp Liberty, a former US air base converted into a temporary refuge for those exiled from Iran in 2011.But many of those living in the camp are members of the People's Mujahideen Organisation of Iran, a group that until 2012 was designated as a terror network by the United States.