Iraqi President Saddam Hussein predicted American pressure on Iraq would mount and thus called on his people to stand fast.
"The U.S.-Zionist conspiracies against Iraq will be more aggressive because they (the Americans) now see a more united and developing Iraq," Saddam said during a Cabinet meeting Tuesday night. His comments were printed by the state-run al-Iraq newspaper on Wednesday.
Saddam called upon Iraqis to resist American policies, "which are targeting Iraq because it has undertaken the task of defending the Arabs' rights."
"So, the Americans and the Jews will not let you alone...as you are an example...in the field of refusing humility," the Iraqi leader added.
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