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Iraq Seeks Arab Strike if It's Hit

September 11, 2002|Reuters

AMMAN, Jordan — Iraq called on Arabs on Tuesday to strike U.S. interests in the Mideast if Washington attacks Baghdad, and two of the nation's top officials denied their country is trying to produce nuclear weapons.

Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan said claims that his nation is rebuilding banned weapons are lies.

"We call for confronting the aggression and aggressors," Ramadan told a news conference in Amman, the Jordanian capital.

Naji Sabri, Iraqi foreign minister, said in a CNN interview, "It is not only that Iraq has not the material" for a nuclear bomb, "but Iraq has no intention in the first place."

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