Iraq's interim government is considering amnesty for Iraqis who fought against the U.S. - led coalition that could include those who killed Americans.
In an interview to be broadcast today (Sunday) on American (ABC) television, Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi says he is willing to grant amnesty to Iraqis who fought American forces, if they put down their weapons and disband illegal militias.
A spokesman for the prime minister is quoted (by Associated Press) as saying amnesty could be justified for those Iraqis who fought an occupation force.
The Iraqi government is said to be considering amnesty, as a way of separating Iraqi insurgents from foreign fighters. It also is looking to broaden its base of support in the country.
Information for this report is provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.