Iraq: Former Saddam confidant says he'll die in prison

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September 5, 2010 19:09

 
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BAGHDAD — The man who once served as the international face of Saddam Hussein's regime predicted Sunday that he'll die in an Iraqi jail, citing his old age and lengthy prison sentence.

During a brief interview with The Associated Press on Sunday, Tariq Aziz said that considering he is 74 and faces more than two decades in prison for crimes related to his role in the former regime, he expects to die behind bars.

"I have no future. I have no future. I'm 74 years old now," he said. "So I have no future."

Aziz served for years as Saddam Hussein's foreign minister, establishing an international reputation as the defender of the late dictator's regime.

He surrendered to US forces about a month after the war started in March 2003.

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