Germany takes in 7 MKO members

According to reports the first group of Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization has arrived to live in Germany.

“The former Special Representative of the UN's Secretary General to Iraq, Martin Kobler, welcomed resettling the first group, comprises seven persons, of the elements of the Mujahideen Khalq Organization in Germany,” reported All Iraq News Agency.

“I would like to thank the German government for granting these elements a new homeland that eagerly needed the protection of the international community,” said the German diplomat.

The relocation follows German Government’s expression of readiness to take in 100 members of this group.

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 departed Iraq for Albania in the first group followed by the second and third groups which brought the total number of the group members in the southeastern European country to 71.