Farrakhan proceeded to Iraq from Iran, meeting with Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein on
February 15. At a news conference following the meeting, Farrakhan stated (referring to
United Nations' sanctions imposed following the 1991 Gulf War), "We visited the
children's hospital ... and I must say if I were made of stone, seeing what I saw today
would bring tears from my eyes. Sanctions is a crime against humanity." He
added: "Visiting the hospital that we visited today would be, or could be, compared
to visiting one of the (Nazi) death camps."
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