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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Notes to correspondents

Note to correspondents on Camp Ashraf

New York, 1 September 2013

In response to questions, the Spokesperson has the following to say:

The United Nations deplores the tragic events at Camp Ashraf today. A number of residents have been reportedly killed and injured.

It is the duty of the Government of Iraq to ensure the safety and security of residents.

The United Nations calls on the Iraqi government to immediately investigate the facts and disclose their findings.

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has been informed by the Iraqi Authorities that medical support is being delivered to the Camp.

UNAMI intends to rapidly deploy a mission to the Camp, in order to conduct its own assessment of the events.