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Shiite Bloc In Iraq Wouldn’t Fight Execution Of Hussein

The Shiite Muslim bloc leading Iraq’s new government will oppose any move to spare former president Saddam Hussein’s life if a special tribunal convicts and condemns him, a spokesman for the alliance said Monday. “We will deal with it immediately,” said Ali Dabbagh, spokesman for the Shiite-led United Iraqi Alliance. That group is now forming a government with a Kurdish alliance following the first post-Hussein elections in January. Dabbagh said the next courtroom activity in Hussein’s trial is tentatively expected in July, with the trial itself to begin before the end of the year.Full Story

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