According to their site IRNA broke the news on Saddam: http://www.irna.ir/#2003_12_1418_32_284
Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein captured
With the arrest of Saddam, the source financing terrorists has been destroyed and terrorist attacks will come to an end. Now we can establish a durable stability and security in Iraq," he said.
General mood across several Iraqi cities, including Baghdad, were festive, with people seen firing volleys in jubilation as well as dancing on the streets.
The news, first wired by IRNA, was given widespread coverage by world media and received mostly with warm welcome.
Several Brussels-based journalists phoned the IRNA bureau Sunday to congratulate the Islamic Republic News Agency on its world wide scoop on the arrest of Saddam Hussein.
"It is a very big and historic scoop for IRNA. All the world media acknowledged it," said one correspondent.
posted on 12/14/2003 4:08:34 PM PST
posted on 12/14/2003 8:55:42 PM PST
by Pan_Yans Wife
("Your joy is your sorrow unmasked." --- GIBRAN)
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