December 16, 2017

UN asks Iraq to extend dissident camp deadline

AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE The United Nations on Tuesday appealed to the Iraqi government to push back a December 31 deadline to close an Iranian dissident camp north of Baghdad, warning of a growing risk of violence. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also renewed appeals to the international community to find a home for the estimated […]

U.N. urges states to take Iranian dissidents in Iraq

REUTERS UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Dec 5, 2011 – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged nations to accept residents of a camp of Iranian dissidents in Iraq that Baghdad has vowed to close by the end of the year, according to a report released on Monday. “In order to find a durable solution for the […]

EU urges Iraq to allow more time for Ashraf solution

REUTERS BRUSSELS, Nov 22 (Reuters) – The European Union urged Iraq on Tuesday to allow time for the United Nations to determine the status of residents of a camp of Iranian dissidents that Baghdad has threatened to deport by the year-end. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been trying to arrange to interview […]

UN to broker deal between Iraq, Iranian exiles

ASSOCIATED PRESS BAGHDAD (AP) — In a last-ditch attempt to head off a confrontation, the top U.N. envoy to Iraq on Thursday offered to broker the peaceful closing of a camp of Iranian exiles before the government in Baghdad forces its residents out at the end of the year. An aide to Prime Minister Nouri […]

UNHCR: Camp Ashraf residents are “asylum seekers”

National Council of Resistance of Iran – Press Release NCRI – The United Nations’ High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) declared in a statement that the residents of Camp Ashraf are “formally asylum seekers” and called on the Government of Iraq (GoI) to extend “the deadline for the closure of the Camp.”  “International law requires that […]

Iraq: UN stresses that exiled camp residents must not be deported

UN News Centre 29 August 2011 – The United Nations today stressed that residents of a camp in Iraq housing Iranian exiles must be protected from deportation or expulsion, and pledged to continue helping the country’s Government to find a peaceful solution that conforms with international law. Situated in the eastern Iraqi province of Diyala, […]

UNAMI calls on Government of Iraq to abide by international law in dealing with Ashraf Camp

United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq  Baghdad, 29 August 2011: Over the past few years the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq and the High Commissioner for Human Rights have been closely monitoring the situation in Camp Ashraf, exploring possible assistance in reaching a resolution that is consistent with Iraq’s sovereignty rights and international law. […]

UN mission concerned about use of force in Iraq

United Nations Radio The UN mission in Iraq is in discussions with authorities there regarding the military operation at a camp housing Iranian exiles where at least 34 people died and dozens of others were injured. UNAMI has expressed concern about the events at the camp housing Iranians belonging to the People’s Mujahadeen of Iran […]

UNAMI worried over Camp Ashraf incidents

Aswat al-Iraq (Voices of Iraq) BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq has expressed concern over the recent incidents that took place in northeast Iraq’s Camp Ashraf that hosts the Iranian opposition group Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK) refugees. “UNAMI has been on continuous contact with the Iraqi authorities regarding the incidents in Camp […]

UNAMI expresses concern over events at Camp Ashraf

United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq – Press Release Baghdad, 16 April 2011 –The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has been in close contact with the Iraqi Authorities with regard to the events of 7-8 April in Camp Ashraf, Iraq. Following a monitoring visit to the camp on Wednesday, 13 April, UNAMI met with […]