Iran – Saddam deserves to die

Stop Fundamentalism, November 5 – Iran on Saturday supported a death sentence and said that it was the “very least” punishment that should be handed down to its long time enemy the former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein.

“Execution is the very least sentence they can hand down to Saddam Hussein,” Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini said on the day the verdict in the trial of Saddam and former cohorts was due to be delivered reported AFP.

Hosseini said a possible death sentence by hanging against Saddam “does not mean the investigations into other crimes, especially during the eight-year war, should be forgotten.”

He recalled that Iran has lodged a complaint with the Iraqi government against Saddam over the war, “and they promised to consider it but not in this court which is not able to do so but in another court.”

Iran’s judiciary last year sent an indictment against Saddam to Iraq, with the list of complaints including genocide, crimes against humanity and the use of chemical weapons during the 1980-88 war.