Description: Iraq says it wants back all the archeological treasures, stolen by US forces in 2003, but Washington has offered to return only half. Iraq rejected the offer made by the United States to bring back half of the Iraqi Jewish Archive, previously transferred from Baghdad to the United States during the US-led invasion of the country, insisting that Baghdad had to restore the whole archive.
The archive includes centuries-old Torah scrolls and plenty of other documents in Hebrew, Arabic, and English. Last month Iraqi media reported that America has transferred Iraqi antiquities to Israel. The information angered archeologists and officials who accuse Washington of looting Iraq's cultural heritage, and dissuaded Iraqi authorities from continuing cultural cooperation with the US.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Edward Peck, former US chief of the mission in Iraq, to hear his opinion on this issue.
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