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Iraq Amnesty Excludes Killers of Americans – Envoy

A planned amnesty for Iraqi insurgents will not include those who have killed Americans, the U.S. ambassador to Baghdad said on Saturday. “I’m not aware of any provision in the draft for amnesty for those who might have killed Americans,” John Negroponte told a group of foreign reporters at a lunch. “My understanding is that there may have been at one point some language that was ambiguous and lent itself to the interpretation that somehow amnesty would be granted to people who had sought to harm coalition forces. My understanding is that ambiguity is no longer in the draft.” The veteran diplomat took up his post on June 28 when U.S.-led occupying powers handed formal sovereignty to an interim administration led by Prime Minister Iyad Allawi. Allawi is expected to soon announce the amnesty for insurgents. He has said this will not include murderers and kidnappers. Full Story

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