‘No country will harbor MKO terrorists’

An Iranian lawmaker says no country in the world will provide sanctuary to members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO).

“Countries that once funded the terrorist MKO grouplet in Iraq in order to exert pressure on the Islamic Republic of Iran, are no longer willing to shelter them on their soil,” head of Iran Majlis Foreign Policy Subcommittee Vahid Ahmadi said on Friday.

He added, “The removal of the MKO from the US and Western countries’ blacklist of terrorist organizations was solely aimed at finding a country to give them refuge. This move was apparently for media propaganda.”

Ahmadi also pointed to the latest rocket attack on Camp Liberty, noting that MKO leaders did it themselves to attract sympathy, and salvage the terrorist organization.

On December 26, 2130, three MKO members were killed and scores of others injured when three rockets landed inside Camp Liberty near Baghdad International Airport.

The MKO is listed as a terrorist organization by much of the international community and has committed numerous terrorist acts against Iranians and Iraqis.

The group fled Iran in 1986 for Iraq, where it had former Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein’s support and set up Camp Ashraf near the Iranian border.

In December 2011, the United Nations and Baghdad agreed to relocate some 3,000 MKO members from Camp New Iraq, formerly known as Camp Ashraf, to the former US-held Camp Liberty.

The last group of the MKO terrorists was evicted by the Iraqi government on September 11, 2013, to join the other members of the terrorist group at Camp Liberty and await potential relocation to other countries.