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June 6, 1993 | From Associated Press
An Iraqi nurse testified Saturday that Saddam Hussein's agents ordered him to bring a jeep packed with explosives into Kuwait on a mission to assassinate former President George Bush. And if the car bombing failed, he was told to strap himself with explosives for a suicide bombing. His payment: about $1,300 at the black market rate. "They told me to kill Bush," Wali Ghazali, 36, told the three-judge court overseeing the no-jury trial.
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June 5, 1994 | From Associated Press
Five Iraqis and a Kuwaiti were sentenced to death Saturday for a foiled attempt to assassinate former President George Bush in April, 1993. Discovery of the plot led President Clinton to order a retaliatory missile attack on Baghdad. Six other Iraqis and a Kuwaiti were given prison terms ranging from six months to 12 years for their involvement in the plot, which was uncovered the day before Bush arrived to be honored for his leadership in liberating Kuwait from Iraq in the Persian Gulf War.
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April 30, 1993 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Against the background of a thwarted Iraqi assassination attempt against former President George Bush, the Clinton Administration is readying a new political and diplomatic offensive to support a broad-based Iraqi opposition group in its efforts to overthrow President Saddam Hussein.
NEWS
December 26, 1993 | From Associated Press
A verdict against 14 Iraqis and Kuwaitis charged with plotting to assassinate former President George Bush was postponed Saturday by a court seeking more evidence from a key witness. Judge Salah Fahad, president of the three-member state security court, said the tribunal wants to reconvene Feb. 5 to further question Abdul Samad Shatti, the state security officer who headed the investigation.
NEWS
December 26, 1993 | From Associated Press
A verdict against 14 Iraqis and Kuwaitis charged with plotting to assassinate former President George Bush was postponed Saturday by a court seeking more evidence from a key witness. Judge Salah Fahad, president of the three-member state security court, said the tribunal wants to reconvene Feb. 5 to further question Abdul Samad Shatti, the state security officer who headed the investigation.
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May 8, 1993 | BARTON GELLMAN and ANN DEVROY, THE WASHINGTON POST
The Clinton Administration has obtained what it regards as credible evidence that the government of Iraq tried to assassinate former President George Bush three weeks ago, and President Clinton's top advisers are divided on how to respond, Administration officials disclosed Friday.
NEWS
June 5, 1994 | From Associated Press
Five Iraqis and a Kuwaiti were sentenced to death Saturday for a foiled attempt to assassinate former President George Bush in April, 1993. Discovery of the plot led President Clinton to order a retaliatory missile attack on Baghdad. Six other Iraqis and a Kuwaiti were given prison terms ranging from six months to 12 years for their involvement in the plot, which was uncovered the day before Bush arrived to be honored for his leadership in liberating Kuwait from Iraq in the Persian Gulf War.
NEWS
October 31, 1993 | Associated Press
A court Saturday postponed until Christmas return of a verdict and sentencing of 14 men implicated in an alleged Iraqi plot to kill former President George Bush during a visit to Kuwait. "This is a big case, and care is needed to reach truth and justice," said Judge Salah Fahad of the State Security Court. The three-judge panel hearing the case has to study 1,700 pages of court transcripts before reaching a verdict, he said.
NEWS
October 31, 1993 | Associated Press
A court Saturday postponed until Christmas return of a verdict and sentencing of 14 men implicated in an alleged Iraqi plot to kill former President George Bush during a visit to Kuwait. "This is a big case, and care is needed to reach truth and justice," said Judge Salah Fahad of the State Security Court. The three-judge panel hearing the case has to study 1,700 pages of court transcripts before reaching a verdict, he said.
NEWS
June 6, 1993 | From Associated Press
An Iraqi nurse testified Saturday that Saddam Hussein's agents ordered him to bring a jeep packed with explosives into Kuwait on a mission to assassinate former President George Bush. And if the car bombing failed, he was told to strap himself with explosives for a suicide bombing. His payment: about $1,300 at the black market rate. "They told me to kill Bush," Wali Ghazali, 36, told the three-judge court overseeing the no-jury trial.
NEWS
May 8, 1993 | BARTON GELLMAN and ANN DEVROY, THE WASHINGTON POST
The Clinton Administration has obtained what it regards as credible evidence that the government of Iraq tried to assassinate former President George Bush three weeks ago, and President Clinton's top advisers are divided on how to respond, Administration officials disclosed Friday.
NEWS
April 30, 1993 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Against the background of a thwarted Iraqi assassination attempt against former President George Bush, the Clinton Administration is readying a new political and diplomatic offensive to support a broad-based Iraqi opposition group in its efforts to overthrow President Saddam Hussein.
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