Stop Fundamentalism, November 5 – Iran on Saturday supported a death sentence and said that it was the â€œvery leastâ€ punishment that should be handed down to its long time enemy the former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein.
â€œExecution is the very least sentence they can hand down to Saddam Hussein,â€ 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 â€œdoes not mean the investigations into other crimes, especially during the eight-year war, should be forgotten.â€
He recalled that Iran has lodged a complaint with the Iraqi government against Saddam over the war, â€œand they promised to consider it but not in this court which is not able to do so but in another court.â€
Iranâ€™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.