Three members of Congress have written to President Trump 'strongly objecting' to the Iraqi-Jewish archive returning to Iraq. Four members of the Senate have already introduced a bill to this effect. Israel Hayom reports:
Child's primer found in the archive (NARA)
Three members of Congress – Reps. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), Daniel M.
Donovan Jr. (R-NY) and Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY) – recently addressed a
letter to President Donald Trump demanding that he prevent the documents
from being returned to Iraq later this year.
“In 2003, in the flooded basement of Saddam
Hussein’s secret police headquarters, U.S. forces in Iraq found a trove
of Jewish artifacts,” the letter reads. “The U.S. rescued these precious
documents and brought them to the United States. … We strongly object
to these documents being returned.”
The three lawmakers said that although “they respect the right of any
nation to have its rightful cultural and historical artifacts returned
to it. … In this case, the return of these treasures to the custody of
the Iraqi government would be extremely inappropriate.”
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