Iraq

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 7th 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

(1) when (a) he, (b) officials of his Department and (c) representatives of the UK Government last had discussions with members and representatives of (i) the US Administration and (ii)the Iraqi interim authority concerning the detention of Amir Al-Saadi; and if he will make a statement;

(2) what discussions (a) he, (b) officials of his Department and (c) representatives of the UK Government had with members and representatives of (i) the US Administration and (ii) the Iraqi interim authority concerning the status under which Amir Al-Saadi is being detained; when this status was last (A)reviewed and (B) changed; and if he will make a statement;

(3) what discussions (a) he, (b) officials in his Department and (c) representatives of the UK Government have had with members and representatives of (i) the US Administration and (ii) the Iraqi interim authority concerning the release of Amir Al-Saadi; and if he will make a statement.

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

Our Embassy in Baghdad has raised Dr. Al-Saadi's case with the US authorities in Iraq and with senior members of the Iraqi Government. Dr. Al-Saadi was released by the US on 18 January 2005.

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David Weber
Posted on 24 Jun 2006 8:39 pm (Report this annotation)

I would like to know what happened to Amir Al Saadi if he was released by the US on January 18, 2005. He has not been heard from since if that is the case.

I'm an American who is fully digusted with what the President of the US did to Iraq and to Dr. Amir Al Saadi. I firmly believe that the Bush Administration has a lot of answering to do with regard to the run up to the invasion of Iraq, one answer is needed as to why President Bush did not take Al Saadi up on his offer to allow CIA agents into Iraq to check things out for themselves.

I've been trying to contact Mr Al Saadi for nearly two years, first to let him know how ashamed I am of my government for treating him so badly and for not listening to the truth about WMD that he was telling. Second I'd like to know if he can speak out now and tell all he knows about the Runup to the invasion of Iraq.

Any help anyone reading this can give, I'd surely appreciate it.