Report: Saddam's brother rejects alleged US deal

December 26, 2005 17:45
1 minute read.


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


A lawyer for Saddam Hussein and a Jordanian newspaper said on Monday that the former ruler's half brother rejected a purported US offer of a ranking Iraqi government position in exchange for testimony against the deposed leader. Barzan Ibrahim allegedly made the claim Thursday in a closed-door hearing of the Higher Iraqi Tribunal which is hearing the cases against him, Saddam and five other co-defendants on war crime charges. The lawyer spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to give details of the closed session. Saddam's chief Iraqi lawyer, Khalil al-Dulaimi, made the same allegations in an interview published Monday in the independent Jordanian daily Al Arab Al Yawm. Dulaimi and US Embassy officials in Amman were not immediately available for comment. Dulaimi claimed that Ibrahim said he was "tortured" after rejecting the offer. Ibrahim reportedly accused US troops of stripping in his prison cell, leaving him naked for several hours and refusing to allow him to use the toilet. The Iraqi lawyer quoted Ibrahim as saying that US forces wanted him to reveal information on $US36 billion, which they believed was under Saddam's control.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

July 21, 2019
British Airways and Lufthansa suspend flights to Cairo


Cookie Settings