The Iraqi reaction to the Blix report has been a mixture of conciliation and defiance. Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz said in an interview with Canadian television: ‘All aspects of co-operation have been met and we promise to be more forthcoming in the future, replying to all their needs in [a] way that satisfies them.’ However, in the same discussion he threatened to retaliate against Kuwait if the US used it as a base for invasion. On 30 January, Saddam Hussein warned that aggressors against Iraq would meet lines of trenches before being ‘crushed totally’. ‘I am not afraid of announcing our plans on TV,’ he said, and spoke of training all Iraqis to fight invaders. ‘My aim is to rid ourselves of the horrors of their evil intentions.’