MKO Terrorists Expelled from Iraq Humiliatingly: ISCI Envoy
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Representative of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI) said remaining members of the anti-Iran Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO or MEK) were humiliated by the Iraqi nation and expelled from the Arab country for resettlement in Albania.
Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency on Saturday, Majed Ghamas, ISCI’s envoy in Iran, noted that the MKO terrorists’ left Iraq on Friday "in a humiliating way".
The terrorist group struggled vainly to pretend that their expulsion from the Arab country was a “heroic” move, he added.
According to a Friday statement released by the terror group, the last 280 MKO terrorists were all flown to Albania after leaving Camp Liberty (Hurriya).
The UN refugee agency also confirmed that all the remnants of the group had left the Arab country.
“The international community has now successfully achieved the relocation of all Camp Hurriya (Liberty) residents from Iraq to third countries,” said William Spindler, the spokesman for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), on Friday.
Back on August 25, another 155 members of the group, including a number of its senior leaders, had fled Iraq for Albania.
Iraqi leaders had long urged MKO remnants to leave the Arab country, but a complete eviction of the terrorists had been hampered by the US and European support for the group.
The MKO, the most hated terrorist group among the Iranians, has carried out numerous terrorist attacks against Iranian civilians and government officials over the past three decades. Out of the nearly 17,000 Iranians killed in terrorist assaults since the victory of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, about 12,000, including many top officials, have fallen victim to MKO’s acts of terror.
The terror group fled Iran for Iraq shortly after the Islamic Revolution and began receiving support from Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, while siding with him in his eight-year bloody war against Iran in the 1980s.
The MKO is listed as a terrorist organization by much of the international community.