UN News, January 05 2014: … Ms. Holl Lute most recently held the post of US Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security. She was also the Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of the UN Foundation and the Better World Fund, among other positions. The newly appointed UN official will work with Mr. Ban’s Special Representative in Iraq and UNAMI head …
Ban appoints Jane Holl Lute to aid relocation of Iranian exiles in Iraq
Jane Holl Lute
5 January 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Jane Holl Lute as his Special Adviser for Relocation of Camp Hurriya Residents Outside of Iraq.
Camp Hurriya, located near the Baghdad airport, is home to some 3,200 Iranian exiles, many of them members of a group known as the People’s Mojahedeen of Iran who have been in Iraq since the 1980s.
Since 2011, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) together with the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), has been trying to find relocation opportunities outside Iraq for all camp residents. So far, the international community has secured relocation to third countries for only 311 residents.
In her new role, Ms. Holl Lute, a citizen of the United States, will work with a wide range of stakeholders, in particular Member States, to assist in relocating the camp residents, according to a statement from Mr. Ban’s spokesperson.
Among her previous roles, Ms. Holl Lute served as the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support and Assistant Secretary-General for Mission Support in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).
Ms. Holl Lute most recently held the post of US Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security. She was also the Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of the UN Foundation and the Better World Fund, among other positions.
The newly appointed UN official will work with Mr. Ban’s Special Representative in Iraq and UNAMI head, Nickolay Mladenov, who last week reiterated that the Iraqi Government bears the responsibility for protecting the camp’s residents, as part of an agreement it signed with the UN in 2011.
Camp Hurriya, as well as Camp New Iraq (formerly Ashraf) which had previously housed the group, have been targeted for violent attacks.
(Izzat Ebrahim and Massoud Rajavi still at large)
(Washington backed Maryam Rajavi in terrorist cult’s HQ in Paris)
Wendy Sherman: Mojahedin Khalq (MEK, MKO, Rajavi cult) leader in Paris obstructing the process to resettle members.
2013/10/05 by Iran Interlink
NIAC, Washington, October 05 2013: … Sherman expressed concern but also noted that the MEK’s leadership in Paris was obstructing the process to resettle MEK members. A key demand of the MEK’s leadership is that the group’s members be allowed to relocate together as a single unit, rather than to be relocated individually to different […]
2013/09/21 by Iran Interlink
Iraqi PM Office, Baghdad, September 21 20113: … The Khalq Organization is accustomed to fabricating lies and disseminating them, in this regard they alleged that seven of its members had been missing in the recent events that took place in the New Iraq camp, and claimed that they were abducted by Iraqi troops. As we […]
2013/07/17 by Iran Interlink
Reuters, July 17 2013:… U.N. envoy Martin Kobler, who will take up a similar position in the Democratic Republic of Congo next month, told the Security Council that the United Nations had received complaints about the Iranian group’s leadership at the camp. “Of increasing concern are the human rights abuses in Camp Hurriya itself by […]
Ban urges dialogue amid increased tensions, welcomes offer to Mojahedin Khalq (MEK lobby should stop spreading insults and falsehoods about Mr Kobler)
2013/03/20 by Iran Interlink
UN News center, March 19 2013: … The statement added that Mr. Ban “unequivocally supports” the efforts of his Special Representative for Iraq, Martin Kobler, “to courageously and creatively, in exceptionally difficult circumstances, help resolve this situation.” In his report, Mr. Ban urges those who express support for the residents of Camp Hurriya and the […]