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U.S., Iran praise execution of Saddam

Saddam Hussein’s execution found the United States and Iran sharing rare common ground on Saturday, with both countries saying the hanging of the former dictator was in the best interest of Iraq, its people and the region. State-run television in Iran called the former Iraqi leader an “enforcer of the most horrendous crimes against humanity.” Iran fought an eight-year war with Saddam’s Iraq in the 1980s. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he hoped Saddam’s hanging would bring stability to Iraq, though he told Iraqi President Jalal Talabani by telephone the execution prevented the exposure of atrocities the former dictator committed during his rule, state-run television reported. Full Story

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