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Contrasting messages from Iraq on terror attacks

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- In a letter to a U.S. anti-sanctions group, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz expressed "warm sympathies" over terrorist attacks that leveled the World Trade Center in New York and damaged the Pentagon in Washington, the official Iraqi News Agency reported Tuesday.

Aziz extended his condolences to the "victims of the incident of 11 September" in a letter addressed to Kathy Kelly, co-founder of Voices in the Wilderness.

"Through you, I extended my condolences to the families of the victims and especially the honorable American people who were in solidarity with the Iraqi people," it said.

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The Aziz letter was in marked contrast to an open letter to