Saddam 'bluffed' about WMD's out of mortal fear of Iranian attack, reveals FBI file

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New York, June 25(ANI): A secret FBI file has revealed that former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had feared an Iranian attack on his country, more than a US one.

The secret file claims that Saddam had bluffed about his country's 'Weapons of Mass Destruction' fearing an Iranian assault.

The secret file codenamed 'Desert Spider' is a collection of FBI interrogations of the overthrown dictator, which were declassified after a Freedom of Information Act request, the Daily News reports.

It revealed that Saddam Hussein had even considered asking ex-President George W. Bush for protection from its neighbouring country.

"Iraq would have been extremely vulnerable to attack from Iran and would have sought a security agreement with the U.S. to protect it from threats in the region," Saddam said, according to the file.

The records show how Saddam boasted of piling up weapons of mass destruction, and how he consistently denied any cooperation with the Al Qaeda.

Saddam said he "did not have the same belief of vision" as the terror kingpin.

It also states that more than any enemy, it was Iran that the Iraq's ex-president had hated most.

"The U.S. was not Iraq's enemy," the report stated Saddam, as saying. (ANI)

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