Iranian exiles in Iraq are urged to relocate to a new campListen /
The remaining residents of Camp Ashraf in Iraq have been urged by the top United Nations envoy in the country, Martin Kobler, to relocate to Camp Hurriya.
The camp has been attacked several times since it was transferred from the United States military to the Iraqi government in 2009.
The residents of Camp Ashraf in Diyala Province belong to the People's Mujahadeen of Iran fighting against the Iranian government.
Martin Nesirky has more.
"Mr. Kobler said he was concerned that there will be violence if the relocation doesn't recommence. He also called on the Government of Iraq to avoid any forceful relocation, underscoring that each relocation must be voluntary. So far, two thirds of the residents have already moved to Camp Hurriya, a temporary transit location near Baghdad prior to resettlement in third countries." (Duration 24")
The UN Refugee Agency has a team at Camp Hurriya to determine the residents' eligibility for refugee status so that they can be settled outside Iraq.