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Tom Lantos

Tom Lantos, of Hungarian origin and only survivor of the Holocaust who was ever elected as member of the U.S. Congress, is deputy from California since 1980. He is head of the democratic group of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the House of Representatives. Furious anticommunist, he has supported various initiatives in favor of the reconciliation with the former countries of the Soviet block. Fervent advocate of Israel. He requested to impose sanctions on Iraq in 1988, after the Kurdish citizens were killed in the gas chamber in Halabja. It is said he maintains links with Kofi Annan.

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