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News number: 8901231383

15:47 | 2010-04-12

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Iraqi Spokesman: Baathists' Return to Power Unlikely

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraqi Government Spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh rejected the possibility for the return to power by Iraq's former Baath party and other terrorist groups in the country.



"The people of Iraq will never witness Baathists' return to the political scene of Iraq. Their return has become impossible," Dabbagh said in an exclusive interview with FNA on Monday.

Reminding Baathists' autocratic rule and crimes during Saddam Hussein's era, the spokesman stated, "They have applied various types of pressure and oppression against Iraq's people and neighbors when ruling the country."

"The Baath party has spared no effort to massacre the defenseless people," Dabbagh stressed.

The spokesman also called on all Iraqi political parties and groups to vigorously foil any terrorists group's return to power.

The Baath Party has been banned since the fall of Saddam Hussein. It is blamed for violence and bloodshed both before and after the US invasion of the country in 2003.