UK buys former home of MKO terrorists

A company considered a subset of the British Foreign Office has purchased the movable property of Camp Ashraf and plans to buy the former home of the anti-Iranian Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) in Iraq.

A British company bought the movable property of Camp Ashraf, located in the eastern Iraqi province of Diyala near the Iranian border, worth $25 million. It also offered the Iraqi government $500 million for the camp, Afkar News reported.

The company has declared that 60 percent of the proceeds of the transaction will be given to MKO terrorists.

The MKO, which is responsible for the deaths of 17,000 Iranians since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, fled to neighboring Iraq in the 1980s. The group received military training from former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and set up its camp near the Iranian border.

The group also cooperated with Saddam in the massacres of Iraqi Kurds and in suppressing the 1991 uprisings in southern Iraq.

About 3,100 MKO members have been transferred in the form of seven groups from Camp New Iraq, formerly known as Camp Ashraf and situated about 120 kilometers (74 miles) west of the border with Iran, to Camp Liberty.