White House talks on Iraq's Camp Ashraf draw protesters
CNN - December 12, 2011 - Several prominent Americans joined Iranian opposition activists Monday in a noisy demonstration outside the White House, urging President Obama to discuss what may soon happen at a refugee camp as the United States leaves Iraq.
The Iraqi government plans to close Camp Ashraf northeast of Baghdad at the end of December, without clear assurances the refugees will be protected against attacks by Iraqi forces and reprisals from neighboring Iran.
Iraq extends deadline for Iran camp closure
AFP – Dec 21, 2011 - BAGHDAD — Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday that his government had agreed to extend a year-end deadline for the removal of Iranian dissidents housed in a camp northeast of Baghdad.
Camp Ashraf, which is home to around 3,400 Iranian refugees hostile to the regime in Tehran, is now set to close in April, Maliki said at a news conference in the Iraqi capital.
Camp Ashraf protest descends on White House (PHOTOS)
December 12, 2011
ABC News – WJLA - Hundreds of protesters, clad in yellow ponchos and waving yellow flags and photos of prisoners, made their voices heard near the White House over the planned closure ofCampAshraf, which houses thousands of Iranian dissidents inIraq. The United Nations calls the closure of the camp, slated for Dec. 31, 'ill-advised.'