Skip to comments.Abu Dhabi TV to air series of interviews with former Iraqi minister
Posted on 09/16/2003 7:46:39 AM PDT by TexKat
DUBAI (AFP) - Abu Dhabi Television is to broadcast a series of seven interviews with former Iraqi information minister Mohammed Said al-Sahhaf, during which the channel has also promised exclusive and previously unbroadcast footage on the US-led war.
The first interview will be aired on Wednesday between 10:30 pm (1830 GMT) and midnight (2000 GMT), and over the following six weeks at the same time.
Channel director Ali al-Ahmad also told AFP Tuesday the entire series would include previously untelevised scenes from the US-led war on Iraq, launched March 20.
Ahmad said Sahhaf will not stand accused nor is it the channel's rule to pass judgement or condemn him, "but we're just trying to understand what happened."
The channel said the first five interviews will be pre-recorded while the final two will be shown live.
Abu Dhabi TV first interviewed Sahhaf on June 26, shortly after the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya news channel broadcast excerpts of an interview with him in Baghdad, which marked his first appearance since the Iraqi capital fell to US forces on April 9.
Sahhaf, who arrived in Abu Dhabi in July, shot to fame for his wildly inaccurate statements on the military situation in the run-up to Saddam Hussein's overthrow by US-led coalition forces.