Habilian S.G.: MKO members forced to start relocation

“The start of the MKO members’ relocation to Camp Liberty was not according to their choice but they were forced to do so,” added Hasheminejad when asked about the complete relocation of MKO members.

“Mujahedin-e Khalq organization has firmly decided to create a confrontation between Iraq and international organizations but they faced with the Iraqi government’s firm stance regarding the evacuation of Camp Ashraf as well as the U.N. and the U.S. statements,” Seyyed Mohammad Javad Hasheminejad told Khorasan Daily Newspaper. “Thus, they concluded that they have little choice but to evacuate Ashraf garrison.”

“The start of the MKO members’ relocation to Camp Liberty was not according to their choice but they were forced to do so,” added Hasheminejad when asked about the complete relocation of MKO members.

The Secretary-General of Habilian Association said that in terms of the United States and the United Nations, the conditions set by MKO for the evacuation of Camp Ashraf were not achievable, adding that the United Nations specifically warned Mujahedin-e Khalq against any provocation or violence.

Three hundred and ninety seven MKO members on Friday started relocating from Camp Ashraf, north of Baghdad, to a temporary home near the Iraqi capital’s international airport.

The United Nations has welcomed safe relocation of about 400 residents of the Iraqi settlement formerly known as Camp Ashraf to Camp Liberty, calling it “the first step towards a better future.”

Mr. Kobler commended Iraqi authorities “for having ensured a safe and secure relocation of the first group of residents. I urge them to pursue the relocation of the remaining residents in a manner that continues to guarantee the human rights, safety and welfare of all residents.”


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