Iraqi VP says other nations pressing for delay of Saddam trial

Iraqi VP says other nations pressing for delay of Saddam trial

[JURIST] Iraqi Vice President Adel Abdulmahdi told local leaders in the southern Iraqi province of Nassriya on Monday that some countries are pressing for a delay in the trial of Saddam Hussein. He did not specific which countries, but Iraq's justice minister has previously accused the US of stalling the trial because it has "secrets" to hide [JURIST report]. On Friday, Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari [BBC profile], on a state visit to the US, said he wanted the trial to be "over and done with" [JURIST report]. From Jordan, Al Bawaba has more.