58. 7/16/1978

In an interview that appeared in the July 16, 1978, edition of Newsweek, “Asked why Baghdad had become a haven for both Palestinian and European terror groups, Saddam responded: ‘Regarding the Palestinians, it’s no secret: Iraq is open to them and they are free to train and plan [terrorist attacks] here.’ ”

 – Con Coughlin, Saddam: His Rise and Fall, Page 143

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