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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Saddam Asylum Offer

CAIRO -- Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has offered Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein political asylum if the move would spare bloodshed and solve the problems of the Iraqi people, a newspaper reported Friday.

Mubarak said the first time he made the offer was to King Hussein of Jordan one week before Saddam's two sons-in-law, including the mastermind of Iraq's military industries, defected to Jordan with their families on Aug. 8. But he said he renewed the offer.

There has been no indication that the Iraqi leader is seeking such asylum.