Newsletter
Weather
Community
English home Forum Photo Gallery Features Newsletter Archive   About US Help Site Map
China
World
Opinion
Business
Sci-Edu
Culture/Life
Sports
Photos
 Services
- Newsletter
- Online Community
- China Biz Info
- News Archive
- Feedback
- Voices of Readers
- Weather Forecast
 RSS Feeds
- China 
- Business 
- World 
- Sci-Edu 
- Culture/Life 
- Sports 
- Photos 
- Most Popular 
- FM Briefings 
 Search
 About China
- China at a glance
- China in brief 2004
- Chinese history
- Constitution
- Laws & regulations
- CPC & state organs
- Ethnic minorities
- Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping
English websites of Chinese embassies




Home >> World
UPDATED: 19:33, December 30, 2006
Kuwaiti officials say Saddam's execution is "divine justice"
font size    

Kuwaiti officials said Saturday that the execution of Saddam Hussein was "divine justice," in the first reaction to the hanging of the deposed former Iraqi leader, the Kuwaiti official News Agency (KUNA) reported.

"Divine justice is exacted sooner or later," Kuwaiti Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Hamad al- Sabah was quoted as saying, adding the execution of Saddam was an Iraqi (internal) affair handled by Iraqi judicial institutions.

Noting that "Kuwait has suffered so much from Saddam's regime," the minister expressed hope for security and stability in Iraq.

In addition, Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly (parliament) Jassem Mohammad al-Kharafi said Saturday that Saddam's death by execution is "fair and just."

In a statement to KUNA, al-Kharafi said "divine justice is exacted no matter how long it takes."

Al-Kharafi said that executing Saddam would be a lesson for all those in position of authority who would think about committing similar crimes against their own people or neighboring countries.

U.S.-backed Iraqi TV Al Hurra reported early Saturday morning that Saddam was executed by hanging shortly before 6 a.m. (0300 GMT) Saturday, after he was handed over to the Iraqi authorities from a U.S. camp near Baghdad international airport where he had been held.

Saddam was the mastermind of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, which resulted in seven months of destruction and horror in the country.

During the seven-month occupation of Kuwait, the occupiers snatched more than 600 Kuwaiti nationals and inflicted extensive damage to the infrastructure of the country.

Shortly before Saddam's troops were driven out of Kuwait, they torched scores of oil wells causing a major ecological catastrophe in the country and the region, consequences of which still remained visible at present.

Source: Xinhua


Comments on the story Comment on the story Recommend to friends Tell a friend Print friendly Version Print friendly format Save to disk Save this


   Recommendation
- Text Version
- RSS Feeds
- China Forum
- Newsletter
- People's Comment
- Most Popular
 Related News
- Australian opposition doubts Saddam Hussein's execution

- Saddam execution will not solve Iraqi problems: S. Africa

- Egyptian political analysts see Saddam's execution as liable to trigger more violence

- Saddam has been "held to account", says British FM

Dic

Manufacturers, Exporters, Wholesalers - Global trade starts here.
Versions:
Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved