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MKO dithering after Albania pressures terrorists to leave

MEK’s compound after the police raid.

Albania has forced the terrorist Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) to leave its camp in the country. Now the terrorists are apparently left undecided on a new destination.

The MKO ringleaders have reportedly made arrangements for the relocation of members from their camp in Albania to an undisclosed location in Canada with resident permits of the country or temporary passports in the first step.

An informed security source told Tasnim news agency on Saturday that following mounting pressure from the Tirana government, the MKO ringleaders decided to relocate some of the terrorists to Germany and some to Canada.

Camp Ashraf 3

This file picture shows a view of the entrance to the Ashraf-3 camp, which houses members of the anti-Iran terrorist cult Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization, in the town of Manëz, near Tirana, Albania. (Photo via Twitter)

The MKO’s plan for the evacuation of the Ashraf-3 camp in the northwestern region of Tirana and relocation of the terrorists to a new country has sparked disputes among its members.

The MKO leaders last month come up with the relocation plan after Albanian police authorities and the country’s Special Court on Corruption and Organized Crime introduced a series of strict restrictions on residents of the Ashraf-3 camp, following the discovery of incriminating evidence.

The MKO ringleaders have failed to convince French officials to agree with the relocation of a number of the terrorists to a camp in Auvers-sur-Oise commune on the northwestern outskirts of Paris.

Albania has put various restrictions on the group.

Back in June, Albanian police raided the Ashraf-3 camp on the grounds that the MKO was involved in “terror and cyber attacks” against foreign institutions.

Authorities seized 150 computer devices linked to terrorist activities. At least one person was killed and dozens of others were injured during the clashes at the camp.

In early July, Iran gained access to a batch of electronic devices and storage equipment confiscated during the search operation conducted by Albanian police.

Earlier in August, Albanian police reportedly took control of the Ashraf-3 camp and imposed a strict curfew over the entire area.

In the latest move by Albania to restrict the MKO’s terrorist and cyber activities and tighten the noose around the anti-Iran terrorist group, the Tirana government cut off access to internet at the Ashraf-3 camp late in August.

It was the latest move by Albania to restrict the terrorist and cyber activities the MKO devises at the Ashraf-3 camp.

Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama declared the MKO must leave the country if it wants to use Albanian soil to fight against Iran, adding that his country has no intention of being at war with Iran and “does not accept anyone who has abused our hospitality.”

The MKO has carried out numerous terrorist attacks against Iranian civilians and government officials since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Out of the nearly 17,000 Iranians killed in terrorist attacks over the past four decades, about 12,000 have fallen victim to MKO’s brutal acts of terror, including the killing of innocent women and children.

The European Union, Canada, the United States and Japan had previously listed the MKO as a “terrorist organization.”

In 2012, the group was taken off the US list of terrorist organizations, marking Washington’s decision to begin collaborating with the notorious terrorist group in plans to undermine the Islamic Republic of Iran. The EU followed suit, removing the group from its list of terrorist organizations.

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