Al-Qabas: Saddam Hussein revives 1991's offer from the Americans
Iraq-USA, Politics, 11/7/2002
The Kuwaiti daily al-Qabas yesterday said, according to well-informed Iraqi sources that the Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is seeking to revive an offer the US administration proposed to him in 1991, but his efforts are blocked by the unwillingness of the Bush administration to reconcile with his regime..
Al-Qabas added that the US had then asked Iraq in the second half of 1991 and through the late Moroccan King al-Hassan II to send a special envoy to Morocco to discuss American preconditions to settle the Iraqi issue and that the envoy to be one member of Saddam Hussein family and then Hassan Abdul Miguid, Saddam's cousin was delegated and met with a high ranking official at the CIA. The CIA official informed the Iraqi envoy that Washington wants to close the file of the past but with conditions the first of which were to dismantle the mass destruction weapons, founding a monitoring system to Iraqi armament, establishing normal relations with Israel and accepting the settlement of the Palestinian refugees. Saddam Hussein had refused these American conditions.
Al-Qabas said that Saddam Hussein and after the escalation of the American tone to topple his regime especially following the events of September 11, once again he summoned Hassan al-Miguid and asked him to re-propose what took place in Rabat's meeting and decided after that to return back to the American offer.
One of Saddam's aides conveyed the idea to an Arab state which has a good term with the US. However this Arab state informed the Iraqi official that the US had made steps that it can no longer positively reconcile with the Iraqi regime.
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