||Saddam expected to be executed
UPI|September 27, 2004
Beirut, Lebanon, Sep. 27 (UPI) -- Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said he expects ousted President Saddam Hussein to be sentenced to death for his crimes.
Saddam and his senior aides are to be tried by a special Iraqi tribunal on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
"We believe that Saddam's crimes are numerous and atrocious and as such he would be sentenced to death," in an interview with the Saudi daily al-Sharq al-Awsat, monitored in Beirut, Allawi said.
Allawi played down the uproar evoked by his handshake with Israeli Foreign Minister Sylvain Shalom on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meetings in New York last week.
"He approached me and we shook hands but did not talk to each other," Allawi said.
"Besides, all are negotiating with Israel, including the Palestinian leadership, so why (can) all others can talk to Israel and we don't have the right to do it?" he asked, adding his government has no right to recognize Israel since it is an interim administration and has more important problems.
Britain thinks Saddam will be executed