Iraqi ex-premier Allawi says US officials, Baathists met secretly

Iraq's politician, Iyad Allawi, has said senior US officials secretly met members of the coutry's ousted Baath Party in an Arab country, al-Arabiya TV reported Thursday.

Iraqi ex-premier Allawi says US officials, Baathists met secretly
Iraq's politician, Iyad Allawi, has said senior US officials secretly met members of the coutry's ousted Baath Party in an Arab country, al-Arabiya TV reported Thursday.

Allawi, who was Iraq's interim primer minister in 2004, told the Dubai-based al-Arabya TV that the US asked him to take part in a meeting between senior American officials and leaders of the Baath Party in an Arab country.

Allawi did not disclose the country that hosted the meeting and the identity of party members who took part in it.

Allawi had been himself a member of the Baath Party in the 1960s. The party ruled Iraq until its collapse with the US-led was on Iraq.

Allawi said the meeting aimed at involving Baathists in the political process.

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