Syria refrains from direct comment on Saddam capture
Syria has refused to comment directly to the capture of the former Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein. In an official statement, published late Sunday, Syria's Information Minister, Ahmad al – Hasan said that Damascus' stance regarding Iraq would not be expressed through individuals.
He added that "we wish for Iraq to preserve its territorial and public integrity," voicing hopes that Iraqis achieve their sovereignty, end the occupation in order to select their free and independent government.
"We hope the elected government which represents all kinds of Iraqi groups, can ensure the stability and security on the Iraqi land and that Iraq will restore its active role in the region liberated from any occupying authority that hinders its free will," al – Hasan concluded his statement. (Albawaba.com)
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