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Mr Wood has heart and blood pressure problems, while the mufti put off having heart surgery in Australia to go to Iraq two weeks ago to try to secure Mr Wood's release.
The mufti left Baghdad last week after making brief contact with the kidnappers and speaking on the phone to a man he believed to be Mr Wood.
Australia's close relationship with the United States was delaying the release of hostage Douglas Wood, a spokesman for Australian mufti Sheikh Taj Aldin Alhilali said.
He said Sheikh Alhilali was finding it difficult to negotiate with people who were jaded by the cruelty of the Americans.
"They're living in much worse conditions, the Americans aren't friendly people, they're giving them a lot of hard time," Mr Patel told the Nine Network.
"The mufti is finding it more and more difficult that on the one hand he is negotiating with people for the good of a person and representing Australia, and Australian soldiers have behaved very admirably, but the information he's giving is that the Americans aren't giving any respect to the grass roots Iraqis and therefore the negotiations have bogged down because he has pleaded that people should be treated with respect in Iraq and that is not happening.
"Unfortunately the Iraqi people are saying ... your work is made very difficult because Australia was a friend of the Americans and it's not helping the matter for Douglas Wood."
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