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U.S. claims are lies, says Saddam

Dubai Dec. 25. The Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein, in a Christmas Eve message, has said the U.S. claims that his regime has weapons of mass destruction would prove to be "lies".

He charged the U.S. with trying to "deceive the international community and public opinion through baseless accusations about Iraq being in possession of weapons of mass destruction. Iraq is not in possession of any such weapons", he said.