Chirac satisfied with Saddam fall
French President Jacques Chirac said Thursday he rejoiced over the fall of Saddam Hussein and called for a speedy and effective end to the fighting. "France, like all democracies, expresses satisfaction at the fall of the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein and hopes for a quick and effective end to the fighting," the president's office said in a statement.
"It is now necessary to create the conditions which will restore dignity to the Iraqi people, in their rediscovered liberty," Chirac said in his statement, which also called for the swift dispatch of humanitarian aid.
"As soon as possible, after the necessary phase of securing the country, Iraq should reassume its full sovereignty in a stabilized region, with legitimacy bestowed by the United Nations," the French president said. (Albawaba.com)
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