Tuesday, August 03, 2004

MP Ala'eddin Borujerdi: Iran Should Use Influence To Help Convict Saddam

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TEHRAN (IRNA) -- Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Chairman Ala'eddin Borujerdi here Saturday said that Iran should use its influence to get former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein convicted in court for the crimes he committed.

The lawmaker from Borujerd told IRNA that the United Nations had, at one point of time, acknowledged the Iraqi invasion of Iran under the rule of the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

"While Saddam's court hearing focuses on the crimes committed by him, it is in conflict with wartime regulations. The use of chemical weapons is one such example," he added.

He noted that the use of chemical weapons by the Iraqi dictatorial regime against Iran in Halabcheh has already been proved.

"Thorough investigation of the crimes committed by the Iraqi dictator should be added to the agenda if the court hearings are real and not just a formality," he added.

He underlined that the Arab countries should not support Saddam merely because he was the leader of an Arab country.

"No one in the world approves Saddam and the crimes committed by him, with the exception of his accomplices.

"European countries such as Britain which oppose his execution should note that this would be the most natural punishment for someone who has murdered thousands of innocent people," he concluded."

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