Saddam dictated his will to al-Dulaimi during a meeting with his co-defendants present, according to a copy of the will that was faxed to the AP from another Saddam lawyer, Amin el-Deeb.
El-Deeb said the meeting took place 24 hours before Saddam’s Dec. 30 execution.
El-Deeb said he was not present at the meeting, and numerous attempts to reach al-Dulaimi went unanswered.
"American and Safavid intentions are behind these decisions," Saddam said of his forthcoming execution.
Safavid refers to the Persian dynasty that ruled Iran from the late 1400s to the 1720s and converted the country from the Sunni to Shiite Muslim sect.
He also asked to be buried in either Ouja, his birthplace, or in Ramadi, the capital of the Anbar province where many of the country’s Sunni Arab insurgents are fighting.
According to the will, Saddam said he left the final decision up to his daughter Raghad, who lives in exile in the Jordanian capital of Amman. Subsequently, Saddam was interred in Ouja.