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25 June 3004 - Is Saddam Hussein's daugher Raghad planning to run for President of Iraq?
According to an Arabic language article published in Al-Manar this week, Raghad Hussein is ignoring the demands of her host, the Jordanian government,
and is planning to seek the presidency of Iraq in the upcoming elections.
Iraqi sources residing in Amman said that Saddam Husayn's oldest daughter, Raghad, has informed visitors about her intention to begin political
activities and contacts inside Iraq during the next few days in order to inform them about her plans to run for the Iraq presidency as soon as a fair
and free election is held in Iraq under UN supervision at the end of next year.
The sources said Saddam's 37 year old daughter Raghad affirmed that she plans to meet with the ambassadors to Jordan of the five permanent UNSC
members and some Arab countries to inform them of her intention to run for the presidency of Iraq, ignoring the Jordanian Government's previous
warnings not to be involved in any political or media activities while residing in Jordan, which it described as harmful to the security and interests
A Jordanian weekly newspaper reported earlier that Raghad intends to leave Jordan, where she was hosted for humanitarian reasons a year ago, and
return to her country to prepare for her participation in the presidential elections. News reports point out that Raghad, who moved to a fancy house
in the affluent district of Abduon in the west of the Jordanian Capital Amman, tells her visitors that she will be the Benazir Bhutto of Iraq, as the
Iraqi people still like her father and will elect her if she takes part in the coming elections.
Rumors circulating in Amman for the last two days have attributed the large number of Iraqis trying to join the Iraqi Army and the other security
organs as due to direct orders by high ranking officers and commanders of the former Republican Guard, who are still in hiding, to impose their
control over the situation and to declare a political and military coup to bring the family of ousted Iraqi President Saddam to power again in Iraq.
Although Raghad, in an interview with an Arabic magazine, has denied that she had plastic surgery performed by a Jordanian doctor, Iraqi sources close
to ousted President Saddam's daughter said that Raghad has restored her elegance and appeared with a new look, indicating that she had the operation.