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Berg father in London

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2004-06-30

Nick Berg

Nick Berg

The father of Nick Berg, the Jewish American civilian beheaded in Iraq is in London to address an anti-war rally taking place outside Parliament tonight.

Michael Berg, 59, from Westchester in Philadelphia has raised concern over the way in which the handover of power has gone to Iraq's interim government and is still trying to coming to terms over the murder of his son Nick.

"This transfer of power is nothing more than another nut and shell game of the Bush and Blair coalition. We know that the Iraqi people have not had an election yet and so we do not have a democracy over there, we just have a dictatorship of Bush and Blair," he said at a Stop The War Coalition press conference.

Mr Berg, a retired teacher also hit out further on President George Bush and US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. "“People like George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld, they do not see the pain that people have to bear, they do not know what it feels like to have your guts ripped out,” he said.

In an interview with BBC Breakfast, Mr Berg also revealed that President Bush has not spoken direct or sent a message to his family on the death of his son.