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Iranian Exiles Moved From Iraq To Albania

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A group of exiles from an Iranian opposition group has been relocated from Iraq to Albania.

In a statement, UN envoy Martin Kobler said 14 members of the Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MKO) arrived in Albania late on May 15.

He described the transfer as an "encouraging first step” in the relocation of the 210 MKO members that Albania has agreed to receive.

The United States expressed its appreciation to the Albanian government for its “generous humanitarian gesture” and urged the MKO leadership to “cooperate fully” with the relocation process.

More than 3,000 MKO members live at a camp near Baghdad.

The arrangement is meant to be temporary while the UN works to relocate the exiles abroad.

With reporting by AP
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