Families of members of the People's Mujahideen Organisation of Iran waiting outside the camp
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Iran exiles and Iraqi officials at loggerheads over camp exit

There is a tense stand-off between the Iraqi government and the residents of a camp run by the People's Mujahideen of Iran, about 60km (40 miles) north of Baghdad.

Iraq wants to close the 25-year-old Camp Ashraf and relocate the 3,000 Iranians who live there.

The People's Mujahideen fought alongside Saddam Hussein's forces in the Iran-Iraq war.

But as relations with Iran and Iraq start to improve, the camp has become an embarrassment to Baghdad.

Jiyar Gol reports.

  • 28 Mar 2012