Coerced by the U.S. State Department, Albania, a tiny nation in Balkan, agreed to accept the MEK terrorist members back in 2016.
But there remain some ambiguities as to why between all European countries only Albania had accepted to give refuge to the MEK vicious terrorists.
Ironically, even before the ringleader of MEK, Maryam Rajavi, asks the European Union to admit a few remaining members of MEPRO as political refugees, Albania offered the idea of harboring MEK criminals. But what are the real motives of Albania to give sanctuary to MEK militants?
Albania is one of few U.S. allies in South Europe and political analysts speculate that Tirana receives millions of Dollars from the U.S. Foreign Aid–also known as Function 150– each year.
Albania and the U.S. enjoy a high degree of political amity that there is a statue of U.S. former President; George W. Bush, installed in one of Tirana’s main squares.
Reports of the Albanian Government accepting to resettle MKO members in its soil were broadcasted by Albanian official media just a few hours after the meeting held between “Barbara Liu”, Deputy Secretary of U.S. State Department, and Albanian incumbent Prime Minister, Edi Rama. This decision by the Albanian Government proves the U.S. extreme political pressure exerted on Tirana.
Despite the repeated requests by the UN, none of the EU countries, namely the UK and France, showed any will to accept MEK terrorists, even though the majority of MEK members have EU citizenship.
It seems Albania’s motivation to resettle MEK members was solely to get greater American financial aid and also gain Washington’s support for Albania’s bid to join the European Union.
But one key question remains unanswered; why despite the U.S. Government’s decision to remove MEK from its list of terrorist groups, it never gave them refuge on American soil. And why the masters of BBC in 10 Downing Street did not give political asylum to MEK members. Why the United States and certain European countries that always have been supportive of MKO picked the smallest and weakest European nation to resettle their illegitimate child?