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Saddam denies WMD, terror tie in interview

Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein denied links with the al Qaida network and said his country had no weapons of mass destruction in an interview broadcast Tuesday, and France maintained it would oppose any military action to disarm him. Saddam told left-wing British politician Tony Benn that Baghdad had no links to Osama bin Laden’s al Qaida, which has been blamed for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington. He said if there were such a relationship, Iraq would acknowledge it. Britain’s Channel 4 news said it would air the interview at 7:00 p.m. GMT (2 p.m. EST). The meeting took place at one of Saddam’s palaces in Baghdad. Full Story

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