What is a U.N. Promise Worth? The Cost of the U.N.'s Games

On July 24, the United Nations issued a press release stating that its mission in Iraq, UNAMI, has presented a "roadmap" to the government of Iraq in dealing with the "temporary" relocation of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK) -- a major opposition group to the mullahs of Iran -- to a squalid refugee camp called "Liberty," 40 kilometers, near Baghdad's international airport.  The press release goes on to laud the U.N.'s humanitarian efforts by stating that the roadmap consists of "a series of steps to complete the peaceful relocation of Iranian exiles from Camp Ashraf to Camp Hurriya [Liberty]."  Quoting the special representative of the U.N. secretary-general for Iraq, Ambassador Martin Kobler, it reads: "Our commitment is strictly humanitarian: to facilitate a voluntary, temporary relocation of residents to Camp Hurriya as a first step of resettlement to countries outside Iraq." He asks that the Government of Iraq "be generous when it comes to the humanitarian needs of the...(Read Full Article)

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