Ex-Iraqi FM Aziz's health deteriorating, son says

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August 9, 2010 06:52

 
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AMMAN, Jordan – Tariq Aziz, the former Iraqi foreign minister and leading lieutenant of Saddam Hussein, has experienced deteriorating health in Iraqi detention, although his morale remained strong, his son said Sunday.

Aziz, whose long tenure as the country's top diplomat made him the international face of the Iraqi dictator's regime, surrendered to US forces about a month after the war began in March 2003.
He was sentenced last year to 15 years in prison for his role in the 1992 execution of 42 merchants found guilty of profiteering, and was handed over last month to Iraqi custody from the US.

"My father's health has deteriorated, but his morale is good," Ziad Aziz told The Associated Press.

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