US, Iraq sign deal to settle Saddam-era claims
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Last Updated: Friday, September 10, 2010, 23:46
  
Baghdad: The American Embassy spokesman in Iraq says States and Iraq have signed an agreement to settle claims of Americans who say they were abused the United by Saddam Hussein's regime.

David Ranz gave no details Friday of the agreement, including who the specific claimants are or the dollar amount involved.

A number of Americans have sued Iraq for incidents that happened during Saddam's more than 20 years in power, alleging abuse and mistreatment.

The Americans kept up their legal fight after Saddam was overthrown and a new government came to power.

Ranz said Iraq still has to go through several steps for the agreement to be finalized. If completed, it would represent a significant step forward for Iraq and an end to years of legal battles.

Bureau Report


First Published: Friday, September 10, 2010, 23:46


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