Saddam vows to defeat United States

July 17, 2002 at 8:23 AM
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BAGHDAD, July 17 (UPI) -- Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on Wednesday vowed to defeat any U.S. attack on Iraq, urging his people to stand fast and fight for the independence and sovereignty of their country. Saddam spoke on television to mark the 34th anniversary of the Baath Party's taking power in a 1968 military coup.

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