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Ex-U.S. officials urge aid for MKO terrorists
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TEHRAN – A bipartisan group of former U.S. officials and retired military officers is urging President Barack Obama to provide humanitarian aid to hundreds of Iranian dissidents living at a former U.S. military compound near Baghdad’s international airport, the Washington Times reported on Tuesday. 

In an August 28 letter to the president, the group said conditions at the refugee camp have been deteriorating.

According to the report, several of those who signed the letter have been paid speaking fees by the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO), which has opposed the Iranian government for decades. 

The group was welcomed by Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein in the 1980s and fought on his side during the Iran-Iraq war.

The MKO was removed from EU and U.S. terrorist lists in 2009 and 2012, respectively.


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