Tehran urges Baghdad to hand over prisoners of war
An Iranian official called upon Iraq Wednesday to hand over prisoners still remaining from the neighboring countries' 1980-1988 war, the official IRNA news agency reported.
"We are advising Iraqi officials to show goodwill which has increased recently towards Iran and set free the remaining prisoners of war held in that country," the head of Iranian Prisoners of War Organization (PWO), Abbasali Vakili, told reporters. He further added that Tehran "can prove that Iraq still holds some Iranian soldiers in its prisons".
Tehran says Baghdad still holds an estimated 2,500 of its soldiers prisoners, while Iraq countercharges that Iran is still detaining about 29,000 Iraqis. Baghdad says another 60,000 of its soldiers are still missing from the war. (Albawaba.com)
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