Iraq’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Labid Abawi met today with a delegation headed by UNHCR
Claire Bourgeois, UNHCR representative in Iraq and her entourage to discuss Camp Ashraf.
A statement issued by the Ministry quotes him as saying, "Iraq’s position stems from its commitment to the rules of international law and humanitarian law. Iraq is ready to cooperate with the [UNHCR] Representative to find realistic and humanitarian solutions for the inhabitants of the camp".
Concerning Camp Ashraf, Abawi said, "The [Mojahedin] organization is a terrorist organization as classified by the United States and Europe, as it is here also because of its crimes against the Iraqi people through its cooperation with the former dictatorial regime," the statement said.
He continued: "Therefore, Iraq is determined to shut down Camp Ashraf at the end of this year and the residents will be resettled, and Iraq will collaborate with the WHO in order to facilitate their exit from Iraq.
Iraq Centre for Studies website, Translated by Iran Interlink