Iraqi President Urges Yugoslavia to Jointly Resist US

Published May 30th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Iraqi president Saddam Hussein called Monday on Yugoslavia to work jointly with Iraq to resist the United States and its allies, reported Reuters Monday.  

"Our trench and battle are one. It's not a courtesy when we say we stand with Yugoslavia. We mean it because our enemy is common and we have to work to cripple him," the Iraqi president was quoted as saying.  

Saddam was speaking while receiving the head of the Serbian parliament and first deputy of Yugoslav President.  

Earlier this year, President Saddam called on Yugoslavia to ally itself closely with Baghdad to resist the United States and its western allies, the agency added.  

Saddam also condemned NATO's bombing of Yugoslavia last year, which Western leaders said was intended to halt Belgrade's repression of Kosovo's mostly Muslim ethnic Albanians.  

Belgrade and Baghdad enjoy good relations, enjoying solidarity in part because they are both internationally isolated and under sanctions, Reuters added -  



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