BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations envoy to Iraq says efforts to relocate residents of an Iranian dissident camp in Iraq are being stymied in part by lack of cooperation from the exiles themselves.
Martin Kobler told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday that the difficulties add to the challenge of finding countries willing to accept members of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq dissident group.
About 3,100 MEK members live in Camp Liberty, a former U.S. military base near Baghdad airport. Iraqi militants who want the group out of the country have fired missiles at the camp.
Albania has agreed to take 210 camp residents, but only 71 have made the move. Germany has also offered to take 100 residents.
Spokesman for the MEK and an affiliated Paris-based Iranian opposition movement had no immediate comment.