US donates $1mn for resettlement of Mojahedin Khalq in Iraq

The United States plans to provide 1-million dollars for the UN Trust Fund. The fund is tasked with re-settling elements of Mujahedin-e Khalq organization -the M-K-O- who are currently residing at Camp Liberty in Iraq.

The U-S state Department says America hopes other countries will also support the effort. But the Iraqi government as well as many other countries that consider MKO as a terrorist group, say there are no legal grounds for the presence of the M-K-O in Iraq.

Several attacks on Ashraf camp where about 100 members of the anti-Iran terrorist group still live, left 52 dead in September.

The Iraqi government is currently providing protection to the Camp Liberty in Baghdad. The camp hosts some 3,000 of MKO members who were forced to leave camp Ashraf last year.

The Mojahedin-e-Khalq is a terrorist group which was founded in 1960s in Iran. After the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the MKO took up arms against the Iranian government. The group is responsible for thousands of acts of terrorism and sabotage against Iran. The group also aided former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in his war against Iran.Albania has so far received more than 100 of the MKO members, and Germany is planning to accept about 100 of them. The Iraqi government meanwhile, has called on other countries to contribute for the resettlement program in order to end MKO presence in Iraq.

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