Uday Hussein: US on Verge of Holy War with Muslims - 19 March, 2003

On setting foot in Iraq, Americans will meet their deaths, Saddam Hussein's eldest son Uday declared yesterday in Baghdad. He said that the mothers and wives of US soldiers would 'cry not tears, but blood,' and declared that the war in Iraq would become a holy war for all Muslims.

Uday also said that neither Saddam Hussein nor his family members were intending to leave Iraq, and stressed that if necessary Saddam would take part in the war himself. Yesterday, many Iraqi newspapers published a photograph of Saddam Hussein in a military uniform.