Iraq extends MEK Ashraf deadline

Iraq's prime minister says he has granted a six-month extension on a deadline to close a camp that has housed Iranian exiles for decades in Iraq. Nouri al-Maliki said on Wednesday that U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asked him to delay the Dec. 31 closure date of Camp Ashraf.

The Associated Press reports:

Iraq's prime minister says he has granted a six-month extension on a deadline to close a camp that has housed Iranian exiles for decades in Iraq.

Nouri al-Maliki said on Wednesday that U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asked him to delay the Dec. 31 closure date of Camp Ashraf.