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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 06:26 AM
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5. I raq, Iran issue joint statement blaming Saddam for 1980-88 war, 1990 inv
I raq, Iran issue joint statement blaming Saddam for 1980-88 war, 1990 invasion of Kuwait
By Paul Garwood, Associated Press, 5/20/2005 06:09


BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) For the first time Iraq has joined with Iran in labeling Saddam Hussein and his henchmen as the military agressors of the 1980-88 war between the two countries and of Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait.

The joint statement, issued Thursday during Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi's historic trip to Iraq, comes as the Shiite Muslim-dominated governments of both countries try to forge better ties following Saddam's ouster two years ago.

The former Iraqi dictator, who was captured in December 2003, is facing charges including killing rival politicians during his 30-year rule, gassing Kurds, invading Kuwait in 1990 and suppressing Kurdish and Shiite uprisings in 1991. He is in U.S. military custody with several of his former top aides awaiting trial. No trial dates have been set.

Iraqis in the new government and Iran's Shiite-led theocracy have previously blamed the former Iraqi dictator for starting the bloody eight-year war against Iran, in which 1 million people died.
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  -NYT-Iraqi Government, in Statement With Iran, Admits Fault for 1980's War maddezmom  May-19-05 09:26 PM   #0 
  - The neo-cons must be shitting their pants  Tempest   May-19-05 10:50 PM   #1 
  - Remember, the US backed Saddam in that war. Gave him arms and bio  hector459   May-19-05 10:55 PM   #2 
  - Actually to get technical...  Solon   May-19-05 11:16 PM   #3 
  - Surely this is a ploy, however wierd it may seem, by the Puppet Gov't  Roland99   May-19-05 11:36 PM   #4 
  - I raq, Iran issue joint statement blaming Saddam for 1980-88 war, 1990 inv  Judi Lynn   May-20-05 06:26 AM   #5 
  - Um, sorry, that would be Saint Ronnie  Jacobin   May-20-05 06:26 AM   #6 
  - Iraq, Iran Forge Closer Ties  bigtree   May-20-05 08:08 AM   #7 
     - an Iragi minister said that Iraq has more in common with Iran than  rodeodance   May-20-05 08:08 AM   #8 
     - That won't piss off the Sunnis at all  Boo Boo   May-20-05 08:08 AM   #9 
     - Survival  SHRED   May-20-05 08:08 AM   #10 

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