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  Saddam warns against Iraq attack
Updated 08 August 2002, 17.06

Saddam Hussein, the President of Iraq, has warned the US about going to war with his country.

American President George W Bush has been talking for a while about attacking the Middle Eastern country of Iraq.

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Saddam is thought to be one of the biggest enemies of the US. But in a speech on Iraqi TV, Saddam warned any attack on Iraq by the US would fail.

He said the only way to get peace is talk their differences through.

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Tension between the two countries started over 10 years ago, when Iraq invaded the State of Kuwait. The invasion started the Gulf War which Britain was involved in.

  Click here to see the Gulf War in pictures

And after the 11 September attacks, the US said they would think about going to war with countries involved in terrorism. The US believe that includes Iraq.

They think Saddam is making dangerous chemical weapons and they don't trust him not to use them.

In the past, Saddam made it really difficult for United Nations (UN) weapons inspectors to search Iraq. In the end they decided to leave.

But the British MP who deals with the Middle East said war could be avoided if Saddam decided to let weapons inspectors into his country.

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