Iraqi official: Saddam held by US forces in Baghdad area; Kuwait wants to participate in trial
The U.S. military is holding Saddam Hussein in the Baghdad area, a member of the Iraqi Governing Council said Wednesday. "He is still in greater Baghdad," said council member Mouwafak al-Rubaie. "Maybe he will stay there until he stands trial."
U.S. officials have confirmed that the former president was at an undisclosed location in Iraq.
Al-Rubaie spoke at a news conference where council members issued a statement asking for Iraqis to seek reconciliation following the weekend capture of Saddam.
Meanwhile, Kuwait's Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah said that his country must take part in the trial of Saddam. "Kuwait must be a part in trying Saddam Hussein for the aggressions and crimes" he committed against the emirate, Sheikh Sabah said according to the official KUNA news agency.
The Iraqi army invaded Kuwait on August 2, 1990 but was driven out seven months later by a US-led coalition. (Albawaba.com)
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