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The Speaker of the Iranian parliment, President Khatami's brother speaking about possible action against Iraq
"The overthrow of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, through whatever means, will be the happiest day for all the Iranian people," Mohammad Reza Khatami said in the interview to be published Friday in Al-Rai Al-Aam. "I personally, like every Iranian citizen, consider Saddam Hussein to be an opportunist who respects no convention or treaty ... with no moral values, and in whom we have no trust," said President Mohammad Khatami's brother.
But he voiced doubts over US aims to oust Saddam, who fought a 1980-1988 war against Tehran. "If Saddam Hussein is a criminal, the biggest criminal is the superpower which provided him with all the weapons of mass destruction and the technology for these prohibited arms," said Khatami.
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