Camps to be built in Erbil and Sulaymaniyah

Iraq announces camps for Iranian opposition members

ERBIL, November 8 — Members of Iranian opposition groups in Iraq will be housed at two camps in Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, according to National Security Advisor Qasim Al-Araji, who announced that efforts continue towards disarmament of the groups and moving them away from border regions.

Al-Araji stated in an interview with Al-Sabah newspaper that “the government is determined to resolve all issues and disputes through dialogue and diplomacy. This is what it has done after forming a high-level committee between Iraq and Iran to address the issue of Iranian armed groups present on Iraqi soil for over 40 years.”

He added, “After holding more than 14 meetings in Baghdad, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Tehran, and under the supervision of the Prime Minister, we reached an agreement to move all armed individuals along the border in Erbil and Sulaymaniyah to further areas, beginning the disarmament process. Currently, efforts are underway to establish official camps overseen by the Iraqi government.”

He also noted that construction has begun on the first camp in Erbil, with a second built in Sulaymaniyah.