An adviser to Iraq's prime minister says Iraqi officials have detained a person they suspect of secretly recording the execution of Saddam Hussein.
Officials said they are questioning the person accused of smuggling in a mobile phone camera to record the event.
The unauthorized video, that shows witnesses taunting the former dictator before his execution, has worsened sectarian tensions in Iraq and drawn international criticism.
The White House declined to criticize the handling of the execution, saying U.S. officials in Baghdad had already expressed their concerns.
Meanwhile, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said he would like to leave office before his four-year term is up.
In an interview published Tuesday in the U.S. newspaper, The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Maliki said he will not seek a second term. He said his job has been difficult because of disagreements within his national unity government of Shi'ites, Sunnis and Kurds.
Mr. Maliki has been criticized for not dealing with the surge in sectarian violence. Critics claim he has allowed Shi'ite death squads to operate with impunity.
His interview with The Wall Street Journal was conducted more than one week ago.
In other news, the U.S. military says coalition forces detained 23 suspected terrorists with ties to senior al-Qaida leaders during multiple raids. A separate statement says an Iraqi court has sentenced to death three foreign terrorists who were convicted of al-Qaida-linked terrorist activities.