Kuwait to try Bush plot suspects

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Kuwait ruled out extraditing suspects in an alleged plot to assassinate the former US President George Bush during a visit to the emirate last month, AP reports from Kuwait City.

The Defence Minister, Sheik Ali al-Sabah, said the 17 suspects, one of whom is still at large, will be tried in Kuwait because that was where they were going to carry out their plot.

In Washington, congressional leaders said the US should retaliate if it was proved that Saddam Hussein's government was behind the alleged plot. Some urged the use of military force.