|Thirty members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, a.k.a. MEK and NCRI) were resettled in Albania, bringing the total number of the group members in the southeastern European country to 44.|
The departure of 30 MKO members to Albania marks the second in a series of planned moves to expel members of the terrorist MKO group to Albania.
In late March, Albania offered to grant asylum to 210 MKO members in Iraq. But, the group’s spokesperson has immediately turned down the offer. Instead, he asked for the resettlement of all the members in the US or their relocation back to Camp Ashraf.
However, after some two months, 14 members of the terrorist group arrived in Albania.
The US reiterated its call to MKO to cooperate fully with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) process to relocate residents of the Camp Liberty outside of Iraq as expeditiously as possible.
Extending his strong support for the work of the UNHCR, UNAMI, and especially the “tireless work of UNAMI Special Representative of the Secretary General Martin Kobler,” the US state department spokesperson said in a press statement on June 3, that the MKO leadership “has an obligation to ensure residents are able to engage openly and freely with UN human rights monitors, UNHCR personnel and UNAMI representatives.”