MKO accuses UN of lying

Agence France Presse's report on Sunday indicates that Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK, also MKO, PMOI ) terrorist group accuses the United Nations mission of lying and misrepresenting the conditions at Camp Liberty.

According to Habilian, the report says that an Iraq-based Iranian opposition group that is fixated on conspiracy theories allegedly carried out attacks in Iran and elsewhere for decades, but now relies on a different weapon: the press release.

The United Nations mission here, which has been attempting to facilitate the exit of some 3,400 members of the opposition People's Mujahedeen Organisation of Iran (PMOI) from Iraq, where they have been based for decades, has been the latest target of the group's statement-issuing ire.

When asked about the PMOI statements regarding the dire conditions of Camp Liberty, UN Special Representative Martin Kobler told AFP that Camp Liberty "was host of 5,000 American soldiers, so it should be possible to have the infrastructure ready also for these 400 persons who are now living there."

"I do not think that the infrastructure problem is the problem," he added.

"If there is garbage, the garbage can be removed and should be removed, and the government of Iraq stands ready ... to have garbage trucks available, but they have to enter the camp to remove the garbage," he said.

"The aim of the whole exercise is to have the ... refugee status determination moving," he said, referring to a process which must be completed before the exiles can be resettled.


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