Rep. Eliot L. Engel, ranking member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, has shown his support for members of the main Iranian democratic opposition group People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK) who have faced repeated attacks in Camp Liberty, Iraq, by terrorist militias affiliated to the Iranian regime.
In a video message of support to the Iranian Resistance's annual "Free Iran" rally in Paris on July 9, Congressman Engel said: “I admire everyone at this gathering because you are fighting for freedom in Iran. So I want everyone to know that I believe that the United States and a free Iran could be, and should be, natural allies; the quarrel is not with the people of Iran but with the oppressive regime.”
“We’re all going to keep fighting until we have freedom and independence for the people of Iran. Just recently, the people at Camp Liberty were harassed and attacked. We need to put a stop to that. That must end as well,” said the New York Democrat.
“So let me conclude by saying, I wish you all again a very, very good conference. My heart is with you, and we will keep fighting for a free and democratic Iran,” he added.
A portion of Rep. Engel’s remarks to the conference were published by The Washington Times.