Skip to comments.Saddam 'Warns Syria Against Alliance With Iran'
Posted on 07/18/2006 7:13:40 AM PDT by areafiftyone
Amman - Toppled Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has issued a warning to the Syrian leadership 'not to go too far in its alliance with Iran,' blaming Tehran for the current flare-up of violence in the Middle East, the head of Saddam's defence team claimed Tuesday.
Iraqi lawyer Khalil Duleimi told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa that he and another member of the defence panel, Ziyad Najdawi, met with the former Iraqi president at his place of custody in Baghdad on Monday for three and a half hours.
'The president told us that the Syrian leadership should not go too far in its alliance with Iran, because the Persians harbour bad intentions for all Arabs and aspire to see them vanquished,' he said.
'The Israeli aggression on Lebanon and the Palestinians is a natural result for what happened to Iraq with Iranian backing,' Saddam reportedly said, alluding to the US-led invasion of Iraq that resulted in the ouster of his regime in April 2003.
'Therefore, I do not exclude other Arab countries becoming the victim of US-backed Israeli attacks that serve Iranian objectives in the region,' he added.
Syria, which belonged to a rival wing of the Arab Baathist Party then ruling in Baghdad, supported Persian Iran against Arab Iraq in the 1980-88 war.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last week warned that 'heavy casualties' would be inflicted on Israel if Syria was attacked.
'I am convinced that the Iranian and US agendas have met in Iraq and elsewhere in the Arab world and Arabs are now placed between the US-Israeli hammer and the Iranian anvil,' Duleimi quoted Saddam as saying
I want some of what he's on.
He could join the panel on Stephanapolis. Saddam can sit next to Jimmah Carter and do the "elder statesman" tagteam...hah!
No point to it... just thought I'd mention it... anyone see the same thing?
Oh, shut up and eat your Doritos.
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