Wednesday 9 April 2003

Al Jazeera: Saddam Hussein Seeking Asylum in Russia

Al Jazeera, the Qatar based news agency, is reporting that Saddam Hussein may be attempting to negotiate an last minute agreement that would give him safe transport out of Baghdad. And there were unconfirmed reports that Hussein has taken refuge in the Russian embassy in the Iraqi capital.

Al Jazeera's correspondent in Moscow reported earlier today that the Russian delegation that came under fire from US forces as it left Baghdad on 7 April may have been dealing with senior representatives of the Iraqi government in guaranteeing a safe exit for Saddam Hussein.

“This explains the lack of resistance by the Republican Guard and Iraqi forces,” a Russian general told Al-Jazeera on condition of anonymity.

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