Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 4th February 2005.

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Photo of Angus Robertson Angus Robertson Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the role played by Amir Al-Saadi in Saddam Hussein's regime from 1981 to 2003; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Denis MacShane Denis MacShane Minister of State (Europe), Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Dr. Al-Saadi is well known for his involvement in Iraq's Declaration on Weapons of Mass Destruction to the UN in December 2002. After the collapse of Saddam's regime, the US authorities in Iraq detained him as he was deemed to pose an imperative threat to security. He was released by the US on 18 January 2005.

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