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  • Camp Liberty residents, Iranian dissidents given refuge by Saddam Hussein years ago, hold banners and chant during a tour for foreign diplomats given by the Iraqi government. They want to return to their previous home, Camp Ashraf, but the Iraqi government wants them out of the country. (Associated Press)

    Diplomats get rare view into Iraq’s Camp Liberty

    Iraq offered foreign diplomats a rare glimpse Tuesday of a camp that is the new temporary home of an Iranian exile opposition group that has had a long-running feud with Baghdad, winning from the envoys cautious praise of the conditions there.


  • **FILE** Iraqi police stand guard outside Camp Ashraf, northeast of Baghdad, in December 2011. (Associated Press/People's Mujahedeen Organization of Iran)

    U.S. urges Iraq to address concerns of Iranian dissidents

    The State Department on Wednesday urged Iraq to continue its efforts to address humanitarian concerns raised by Iranian dissidents at a camp near Baghdad.


  • In this photograph made on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, rows of housing containers formerly occupied by the US military are seen at Baghdad, airport. Iraqi government plans to move here some 3,300 members of the People's Mujahedeen Organization of Iran, who spent past three decades at Camp Ashraf, northeast of Baghdad. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Top U.N. official in Iraq 'misled' world on camp for Iranians

    The top U.N. official in Iraq directed his staff to cover up the prisonlike conditions of a relocation camp for Iranian dissidents in reports to the world body, said a former U.N. official who has resigned in protest.


  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks May 8, 2012, during a joint press conference with Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna in New Delhi. (Associated Press)

    Lawyer: Clinton to decide Iranian exiles' fate after they move

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will decide on removing an Iranian dissident group from the U.S. list of foreign terror groups only after all its members have left a camp north of Baghdad, a Justice Department lawyer told a federal court Tuesday.


  • **FILE** Iraqi police stand guard outside Camp Ashraf, northeast of Baghdad, in December 2011. (Associated Press/People's Mujahedeen Organization of Iran)

    Iranian exiles begin move to new home in Iraq

    Four hundred Iranian dissidents on Friday started relocating from Camp Ashraf, north of Baghdad, to a temporary home near the Iraqi capital's international airport that they have compared to a concentration camp.


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    Conditions at a new camp for Iranian dissidents in Iraq meet international standards, U.N. officials said late Tuesday, adding that they have asked the Iraqi government to prepare to move the exiles to the site.


  • U.N. officials clear camp for Iranian dissidents in Iraq

    U.N. officials said Tuesday that conditions at a new camp for Iranian dissidents in Iraq meet international standards and that they had asked the Iraqi government to prepare to transport the exiles to the site.


  • **FILE** Iraqi police stand guard outside Camp Ashraf, northeast of Baghdad, in December 2011. (Associated Press/People's Mujahedeen Organization of Iran)

    Iranian dissidents: Iraq trying to force us into 'concentration camp'

    Iranian dissidents at a camp north of Baghdad allege that the Iraqi government is preparing a “concentration camp” to which they are to be relocated under a United Nations-brokered plan.


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