The U.N.’s top envoy for Iraq is asking Baghdad not to close a camp for Iranian dissidents by the end of this year. Martin Kobler told the U.N. Security Council Tuesday that the United Nations is working with the residents of Camp Ashraf and the Iraqi government to find a solution for resettling the camp’s 3,000 residents, but will not resolve the issue before the December 31 deadline.Kobler took up his duties in Iraq in August. In his first briefing to the Security Council on Tuesday, he said the Camp Ashraf issue is a matter of great concern and that many obstacles still remain before a plan is agreed upon that will satisfy both sides.“Clearly the situation cannot be fully resolved before December 31. I, therefore, appeal to government of Iraq to extend this deadline in order to permit adequate time and space for a solution to be found. I also appeal to leadership and residents of Camp Ashraf to engage constructively and with an open mind to this process. They should give serious consideration to the proposals under discussion,” said Kobler.
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