UN renews efforts to take MKO outside Iraq

UN Secretary General has appointed the former US Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security as his special advisor for relocation of Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK, a.k.a. MKO and NCRI) members held in Camp Liberty in Iraq.

According to Habilian Association, Jane Holl Lute’s appointment came after two years of quite fruitless painstaking efforts of the UN’s refugee agency and UN Assistance Mission for Iraq for the resettlement of MKO members in third countries.

“Holl Lute will work with a wide range of stakeholders, in particular Member States, to assist in relocating the camp residents,” reads a statement from Mr. Ban's spokesperson, adding that she will also collaborate with Nickolay Mladenov, UN representative in Iraq.

Earlier last week, UNHCR said 1,400 MKO members in Iraq are ready for relocation to third countries.

Former UN Special Representative had formerly asserted that finding homes for the MKO members “is the most difficult part of the story.”

MKO is the same terrorist group which has so far killed a number of Americans during the 1970s as part of their struggle against imperialism. They have also assassinated some 12,000 Iranian civilians during the early years of Islamic Revolution.