03/28/2008 02:44 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Egyptian President Warns Against Hanging Saddam: "Verdict Will Explode Violence Like Waterfalls In Iraq"...

Egypt's president came out strongly against hanging Saddam Hussein, saying in remarks published Thursday that it could make Iraq explode into more violence. But Iraq's prime minister said the execution could take place by the end of the year.

The statement from President
Hosni Mubarak of Eygpt broke an uneasy silence among Arab leaders over Sunday's verdict by an Iraqi court, which convicted Saddam for the killings of some 150 Shiite Muslims after an assassination attempt against him in 1982.

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