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Saddam Hussein meeting with his ministers, Qusay Hussein, and Abid Al-Tikriti

This audio file contains: discussions between Saddam and various officials as well as Qusay Hussein and Abid Al-Tikriti. Discussion topics include: the atttack on the World Trade Center; Israel's role in the attack; possible responses by Iraq to the news.

February 23, 1998

Meeting of Mr. President with members of the Iraqi government regarding the embargo, sanctions, and other matters

This audio file contains a meeting between Saddam Hussein and Iraqi officials on the topic of the embargo. They first discussed "the devilish British acts" around the world, especially in third world countries and the Arab countries. After the collapse of the British Empire, a new evil rose up and that is the United States. The Iraqi government decided to open all the sites to the UN inspectors who were selected by the UN General Secretary, who was pleased by the cooperation of Iraq for the first time. The reason for cooperation is that they are serious in having the embargo removing and proving to the world that they are innocent form the US and British pretexts. They talked about the countries that stood up beside Iraq at the UN, and the reasons for that are the four million tons of oil they gave to Russia and the two million tons they gave to France. The personnel present for this meeting were Saddam Hussein, Tariq 'Aziz, Dr. Sa'dun Hammadi, the Foreigner Minister, "Izzat Al‐Duri and others.

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Saddam Hussein and political officials discussing how to deal with the Republican Guard and other issues following the First Gulf War

This audio tape contained the following information from 00:00:07‐00:30:51 and 00:36:30‐00:56:15 displayed a meeting presided by Saddam Hussein and attended by several high ranking officials. The individuals talked about various issues coming after the 1st Gulf war and the 1991 Rebellion (Page of Treason and Treachery) such as: ‐Saddam Hussein stated, we must open the door of the hill on who ever deserved it (QC2‐ Translators Comments: he meant that the people who participated in the Rebellion or the people that deserted to Saudi Arabia or the Iran military or civilians) ‐Saddam asked the high ranking officials what was their opinion of people that were traitors to their country. They said that the traitors do not deserved forgiveness. Saddam said that the Republican guards should definitely not be forgiven and must be cleared.(Translators Comments QC2: His definition of cleared means to kill the people.) The clearing should be done no matter what the circumstance of the guard, and it should be done as soon as possible. ‐They talked about soldiers' discipline and training. ‐Saddam said on minute 39:19 that we struggled with the war, but we still went after the people who committed treason and cut their heads off. Also, we went after Israel and launched missiles to make them afraid forever. ‐They discussed the war between Iraq and Kuwait ‐They discussed Iraqi's attack on Kuwait. Saddam said that "Iraq can defend itself against Kuwait, and that Kuwait was a part of Iraq" ‐They talked about the umm Al‐ Ma'arik battle (The Mother of the Battle) ‐Saddam said that America could not attack Iraq by itself, so it collected thirty‐three countries to attack Iraq. ‐They described   American's attack and blockade against Iraq during the 1st Gulf War. ‐Saddam talked about the thirty‐three countries that used the latest weapon technology against Iraq.


Saddam Hussein and other officials discussing Ba'th Party support to its Lebanese branch, its ideology, and other Party affairs

This 93 minute audio file dated 1992 shows on a meeting chaired by the Iraqi President with the National Command of the Ba'th Party. They discussed the following topics: ‐Dispatching Iraqi Ba‐thists to Lebanon to support the Lebanese Ba'th party there. ‐ Edification of the people in southern and northern Iraq over the Party's principles. ‐The mechanism of defending the Iraqi sovereignty from the Kurdish, and Iranian enemies. ‐ Ba'th party affairs. ‐The role of the Iraqi media during the 1st Gulf war. ‐ Research centers and their impact on the development of the Iraqi individual. ‐The foreign propaganda and media attacks on the country. ‐ Reviving the national intellect. ‐ The Ba'th party ideology. ‐ controlling the treason acts in southern and northern Iraq. (Translator's Comment: from 01:15:59 till 01:33:37 are blank.)

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Meeting between Saddam Hussein and the Council of Ministers regarding Russia, France, and Arab countries' positions toward sanctions

Contains discussions between Saddam Hussein and the Council of Ministers regarding the Russian, Chinese and French positions regarding the sanctions on Iraq.

July 21, 1982

Saddam meeting with the Cabinet during Iran-Iraq War about Iranian advances and Security Council negotiations

This file contains a meeting between Saddam Hussein and the Cabinet Ministers discussing the war between Iran and Iraq: ‐ At the beginning of the speech, a general explains recent information from the war.  The participants discuss the Iraqi military situation, Iranian casualties, and recent Iranian advances on the battlefield.  They also discuss the negotiations made by Security Council and the Nonalignment Nations in order to stop the war.


National Command Meeting with Saddam Hussein

This file contains a National Command meeting presided over by Saddam Hussein. The attendees discuss the Baath party and its role in national development, the relationship between the Arab countries and Europe, and the international balance of power following the Cold War.


Saddam Meeting with Military Advisors Regarding the Iran-Iraq War

Military Meeting of High Ranking Iraqi Officials Regarding the Iraq Iran War.  They discuss military equipment and tactics, the potential for another Israeli strike on Iraq, the positions of various Arab countries, the U.S.‐Israeli relationship, fighter planes and dogfighting, and other issues pertaining to the war.

February 1982

Saddam being briefed about the Iran-Iraq War and discusses Iraqi-Syria relations and Hafiz Al-Asad

This audio file contains: discussions of the Iran-Iraq War, including Iranian attack preparation and defenses; Iraqi military details and attack plans; prisoners of war; negotiations with Syria and Lybia; Syrian relations with Iran; statements by Hafiz Al-Asad about Iraq.


Saddam meeting with Yasser Arafat, as well as discussions about the future of the Arab Leage

This audio file contains: A meeting between Saddam Hussein and other high ranking personnel.  They discussed the U.S.‐Israel relationship and Yasser Arafat's peace initiative; the 1967 war with Israel; the roles of NATO and the Warsaw Pact; America's oil needs; Jewish immigration to Israel; the end of the Cold War and the international system; the 1956 war against Egypt; a comparison between Iraqi and Israeli military capabilities.