US to move MKO to former military base

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorist residents of Camp Ashraf will be relocated to a former US military base in Iraq.

Clinton said on Sunday that the residents will be moved to Camp Liberty, which is close to the Baghdad International Airport.

Earlier, the United Nations and the Iraqi government signed a deal to relocate 3,400 MKO terrorists living in Camp Ashraf while their refugee status is determined.

Clinton welcomed the agreement, saying it represents “significant progress on this issue.”

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees will monitor the relocation effort and deploy a team to Camp Liberty to process the refugees' claims before considering possible resettlement for them in a third country.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced last Wednesday that his government had agreed to a UN plea to extend by six months a year-end deadline to shut down the headquarters of the anti-Iran terrorist group on its soil.

Also on Saturday, an Iraqi security official revealed that ten members of the terrorist group had escaped from the camp due to harsh conditions and suppression within the camp by MKO authorities and that they had pled with Iraqi officials to help them leave the country.