AP News Release - Saddam Hussein Tours Mosul



Saturday March 7, 1998

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - In a rare trip outside the capital, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein today toured the district of Mosul in northern Iraq, the official Iraqi News Agency said. State-run television showed crowds shouting "With our blood and souls we will defend you, Saddam." Also today, a U.N. team led by American Scott Ritter finished its second day of inspections aimed at uncovering Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. The Iraqi News Agency said the team carried out three surprise inspections that "went ahead in a normal manner according to procedures agreed upon by the two sides."