Tag: Ed Royce

Rohrabacher Loses Top Aide Over Russia Ties

Paul Behrends, a top aide to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and staff director for his House Foreign Affairs subcommittee, was fired on Wednesday after several news reports revealed his alleged ties with pro-Russia lobbyists.

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Royce Wants New Sanctions on Iran for Terrorist Travel Violation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, pushed for new sanctions against the Iranian regime following news that Iran’s Quds Force commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani defied a United Nations resolution forbidding him from leaving his country.

Members of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq organization chant slogans and hold banners during a tour organized by the Iraqi government for foreign diplomats in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Iraq's government has given foreign diplomats a rare look inside a refugee camp housing Iranian exiles, as Baghdad seeks international help resettling them in another country. Baghdad's Shiite-led government considers the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq a terrorist organization that is living in the country illegally. The government organized Tuesday's visit to Camp Liberty outside the capital, where 2,300 members of the group live, to speed their departure. The MEK is an opposition group to Tehran's clerical regime and cannot return to Iran. They were given sanctuary in Iraq by Saddam Hussein decades ago. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Last Remaining Iranian PMOI Members Leave Camp Liberty for Albania

On Friday, the remaining 280 members of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) — also known as the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) — who were stationed in Camp Liberty (Hurriya) in Iraq were relocated to Albania, officially closing the camp which was a place of refuge for the dissidents against the Iranian regime since the 1980s.

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Ed Royce Grills Iran Deal Monitors

On Thursday, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) questioned two leading figures involved with monitoring Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or the Iran deal.

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House Passes Bill to Enforce Ballistic Missile Sanctions on Iran

House Foreign Affairs Chairman Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) called upon President Barack Obama to keep his promise to the American people that he will “‘fully enforce’ sanctions on Iran’s illicit programs and confront its dangerous acts” following Tuesday’s passage of the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act (HR 3662) by the House of Representatives.