An Iranian man holds posters showing Iranian soldiers who were killed during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war and women with loose hijab during a rally after the Friday prayers in Tehran, Iran, Friday, May 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
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Iraq hosts an estimated 3,000 members of the People's Mujahedeen Organisation of Iran (PMOI) who are living in exile in Iraq and based in a former military camp near Baghdad airport.In March, Iran's ambassador to Iraq, Hassan Danaeifar, was quoted as told the Mehr news agency that Tehran was ready to pardon 423 PMOI members, after investigation showed they are not guilty of any crimes.The group set up camp in Iraq during Saddam Hussein's war with Iran in the 1980s, but was disarmed after the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 toppled Saddam.
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