Mr. Juan Garcès, distinguished international and human rights lawyer and the legal advisor to the late Chilean President Salvador Allende, addressed the threats and pressures facing Camp Ashraf residents in Iraq at the International Conference in Brussels on January 25. He described the use of 180 loudspeakers against the residents of Ashraf as “mental torture” and commended the residents for not reacting in retaliation and violence in face threats and inhumane treatments by agents of the regime and Iraqi forces.

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Former US Energy Secretary and Ambassador to the United Nations, Mr. Bill Richardson who was Governor of New Mexico until the beginning of this year addressed the ‘International Conference on Camp Ashraf and Policy on Iran’ in Brussels on January 25 underlining “the need to find a solution to avert a humanitarian crisis of Camp Ashraf.” He emphasized that solution means more American security. Excerpts from his speech follow:

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, described remarks of Khamenei, Supreme Leader of the clerical regime, in today’s Friday prayers sermon as indicative of the fear of the moribund and despised clerical regime from the freedom movement that is pervading the Middle East. She said Khamenei’s remarks were also a futile attempt to usurp the popular uprisings in the region and leading them towards fundamentalism and retrogression as well as exploiting them to the interests of the clerical regime.

By David Alton
THE HILL - In a cross-Atlantic conference on Iran in Brussels, a bipartisan group of senior former U.S. government officials from the Obama, Bush and Clinton administrations, joined by prominent members of the European Parliament, articulated this new approach.

A member of the Iraqi Parliament from the al-Iraqiya list has rejected the Iranian regime’s lies against the main opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), saying they are complete fabrications.

According to the Sowt al-Iraq website on Wednesday, Hamed Mutlak called on political parties inside Iraq to refrain from “attributing false and baseless allegations concerning terrorism to foreign organizations and especially the PMOI.”

"All of our tools of persuasion of coerce Iran have failed. Iran has a fear of PMOI due its popularity and secular nature, they have the fear of PMOI its encouragement of free elections and rule of law, Iran has the fear of PMOI due to freedom of religion and no nuclear weapon or weapons of mass destruction, Iran has the fear of the PMOI due to freedom of speech and press. Right now Iran fears the PMOI." said Dell Dailey, Head of the U.S. State Department Counter Terrorism office in the Bush Administration, in an international conference on Iran in Brussels, January 25.

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“Men and women of camp Ashraf need to know that those of us who enjoy the blessings of freedom and liberty are united in support of their heroic and courageous quest for freedom.  That their cause is our cause.  And that the most effective and important first step in achieving their goal is for US to rid the MEK of their status and to let them to unleash the power of freedom," said Tom Ridge, first U.S. Homeland Security Secretary under Bush Administration, in a conference in Paris on December 22, 2010.

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"The current regime in Tehran, as a threat to international peace and security not just in its region, but worldwide, and the way that you deal with that kind of threat is to end that regime," said Ambassador John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under Bush Administration, on January 25 in Brussels’ international conference entitled, “Camp Ashraf and the policy on Iran.”

The following are excerpts from his speech:

Wednesday, 02 February 2011 08:15    .NCRI – Mr. Struan Stevenson, Scottish Conservative MEP and President of European Parliament Delegation for Relations with Iraq, told an international conference in Brussels on January 25 "We must stop this ludicrous game of ‘hide and seek’, abandon the failed policy of appeasement and confront the mullahs before they gain hegemony in the Middle East.” He emphasized, “That doesn’t mean armed invasion. It means backing the main opposition in overthrowing the fascist dictatorship.” The conference was attended by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the Iranian Resistance; General James Jones, former national security adviser of President Obama; Bill Richardson, U.S. Energy Secretary under President Clinton; Governor of New Mexico until 2011; Michael Mukasey, former U.S. Attorney General; John Bolton, former Under Secretary of State and U.S. Ambassador to UN; Vice-President of European Parliament Vidal Quadras; and Irene Khan, General Secretary of Amnesty International until 2010.

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Vice-President of the European Parliament Alejo Vidal-Quadras in a transatlantic conference on "Camp Ashraf and policy on Iran" January 25 in Brussels said, "There is a well-organized opposition movement, powerful and committed inside the country, which brings together hundreds of thousands of Iranians in exile and many more around the country."

Excerpts from Mr. Vidal-Quadras speech follow: