Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said Saturday that the Iraqi affairs should be decided by the Iraqi people.
Qin made the remarks when asked to comment on the execution of Saddam Hussein. He said China hopes Iraq can realize stability and development in an early date.
Saddam Hussein, born on April 28, 1937, was deposed by the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
He was hanged on Saturday morning after he was handed over to the Iraqi authorities for execution.