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U.S.-Iran United in Praise for Saddam’s Execution – World Express Fear


U.S., Iran Praise Execution of Saddam

LONDON (AP) Dec 30, 2006 — Saddam Hussein’s execution found the United States and Iran sharing rare common ground, with both countries saying the hanging of the former dictator was in the best interest of Iraq, its people and the region.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he hoped Saddam’s hanging would bring stability to Iraq, though he told Iraqi President Jalal Talabani by telephone the execution prevented the exposure of atrocities the former dictator committed during his rule, state-run television reported.

In Washington, President Bush said Saddam received “the kind of justice he denied the victims of his brutal regime.”

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