Last major group of Iranian exiles in Iraq relocated to new campListen /
The arrival of the last major group of Iranian exiles from a camp outside Baghdad to a new camp has been welcomed by the top United Nations envoy in Iraq, Martin Kobler.
The relocation convoy of the residents from Camp Ashraf arrived at Camp Hurriya over the weekend.
Most of the people are members of the People's Mujahadeen of Iran which fought against the Government of Iran in the 1970's.
They will stay at Camp Hurriya while waiting to be resettled in another country.
UN spokesman Martin Nesirky has more.
"Mr. Kobler called the move an important step as we near the end of the relocation process. He thanked the residents for their cooperation and also thanked the Government of Iraq for paving the way for the peaceful closure of Camp Ashraf. In total, 680 residents moved in the convoy on Sunday. Of the 3,280 residents originally in Camp Ashraf, only a small group now remains temporarily to arrange details concerning the closure of the camp." (Duration: 28")
Martin Nesirky said United Nations monitors will continue to oversee the process, including the relocation of the remaining residents to Camp Hurriya.