"Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses deep satisfaction at the relocation of the last group of anti-Iran terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) from Camp Liberty to abroad Iraq, at the request of the Iraqi government.
(AhlulBayt News Agency) - "Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses deep satisfaction at the relocation of the last group of anti-Iran terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) from Camp Liberty to abroad Iraq, at the request of the Iraqi government.
As the international efforts, which sought to come out with a solution for this crisis, have witness an outstanding success. Iraq has fulfilled all of its commitments in accordance with Memorandum of Understanding signed with UN in 2011, concerning the resettlement of Members of Mujahedeen-e-Khalq in other countries.
The ministry also expresses gratitude for the measures and efforts of United Nations, the US government, also a number of state members, especially Albania, and all the international organisations, who participated in the relocation of the Members of Mujahedeen-e-Khalq successfully and ending their presence in Iraq."
In 1986, the MKO members fled Iran for Iraq, where they received support from the then Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, and set up Camp Ashraf, now known as Camp New Iraq, in Diyala Province near the Iranian border.
In December 2011, the UN and Baghdad agreed to relocate some 3,000 MKO members from Camp Ashraf to Camp Hurriyet.
The last group of the MKO terrorists was evicted in September 2013 and relocated to Camp Hurriyet to await transfer to third countries.
The MKO, the most hated terrorist group among the Iranians, has carried out numerous terrorist attacks against Iranian civilians and government officials over the past three decades.
Out of the nearly 17,000 Iranians killed in terrorist assaults since the victory of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, about 12,000 have fallen victim to MKO’s acts of terror.
There has also been a deep-seated resentment toward the outfit in Iraq both for its criminal past and its full support for Saddam in the brutal crackdown on his opponents.
Washington and the EU have removed the MKO from their lists of terrorist organizations. The anti-Iran terrorists enjoy freedom of activity in the US and Europe, and even hold meetings with American and EU officials.