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Tariq Aziz takes stand in Saddam trial

Tariq Aziz, once a close member of Saddam Hussein’s inner circle, testified for the defense in Saddam Hussein’s trial, saying the regime had to strike back with a crackdown on a Shiite town after a 1982 assassination attempt on the former Iraqi leader. The 70-year-old Aziz, a former foreign minister and deputy prime minister, took the stand wearing checkered pajamas and looking pale. Aziz, who is in U.S. custody, has complained of health problems and his family has been pressing for him to be released temporarily for medical treatment. Full Story

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