US called on MKO not to relocate back to Ashraf

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson called on the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq organization (MKO, a.k.a. MEK and PMOI) “not to relocate back” to Camp Ashraf, their former military headquarters located some 100 kilometers west of Iranian border.

“The only peaceful and durable solution for these individuals is resettlement outside Iraq, and that should continue to be the focus of everybody involved in this effort,” said Victoria Nuland during a press briefing on Tuesday, reported Habilian Association, a human rights NGO representing the families of Iranian terror victims.

Following the mortar attack on the Camp Liberty earlier the week, the group called on the U.S. government to “facilitate the transfer of” its members in Camp Liberty back to Camp Ashraf, their former military headquarters.

“The answer for the individuals at Hurriya is not to relocate back to Ashraf,” said Nuland.

She also made a reference to those advocating for MKO, and said, “if they want to see them safe, if they want to see them have a better life, the answer is outside of Iraq.”

Asked if any of the MKO members are eligible for resettlement to the United States, she said, “In principle, they could be. We are now in the process of evaluating some of the referrals that UNHCR has sent our way, and we’re strongly, as I said, encouraging others to do the same.”


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