Iran to submit indictment against Saddam
Iran said on Sunday it would submit an indictment to the Baghdad court trying Saddam Hussein, who as president waged a "protracted war" against his neighbor.
Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, caught last year by U.S. troops, appeared in court on Thursday and was told by an Iraqi judge he would face charges relating to seven alleged crimes spanning three decades, but no mention was made of the 1980-1988 war against Iran.
"Iran will definitely submit an indictment to the court, it is ready," Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told a news conference.
"The trial should be open and his crimes against Iran should be reviewed."
"Saddam's trial should be on camera and transparent and deal with all his crimes so that the reasons behind such crimes would be clarified," he added. (Albawaba.com)
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