He added that "Up to 600,000 refugees could leave Iraq, and therefore we have carried out a full range of surveys and coordination with our colleagues from Iran," Shoigu told Itar Tass.
Shoigu said Russian officials were "concentrating on the humanitarian aspects of a possible war in Iraq."
If military action begins in Iraq, Russia will deploy its humanitarian teams on Iranian territory bordering Iraq and will set up a tent camp for refugees if needed, he added. (end)
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