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Mark Parkinson wrote: In my own view, the best method of resolving problems is 'jaw-jaw and not war-war'. You ought to pressure our Government and others to enter into dialogue with the Iraqi Government even if only on this very important issue. > Moonirah wrote: Thank you - your views noted. However, 'dialogue' is the one thing which Saddam and his regime have persistently resisted, despite genuine recent efforts from my own British Government and many Foreign Governments plus attempts since 1991, throughout these 9 years. All this year Iraq has boycotted meetings* with the UN and International Red Cross with the TRIPARTITE COMMISSION charged with the task of locating and releasing all third-nationals plus Kuwaiti detainees seen after 1991 in Iraqi prisons by Baroness Emma Nicholson of The House of Lords, London - * hence the NEW DRAFT PROPOSAL RESOLUTION from Britain, since Saddam was upset with the UN setting up 'an expert panel' 31st January 1999 to investigate the outstanding 'humanitarian' issue of Kuwaiti detainees and all Iraq does is ask THAT group to attend to matters of Saddam's interest, but it is specifically for our detainees ! > Mark Parkinson wrote: Iraq and Iran have still not returned all their prisoners/hostages from their conflict but progress has been made after bilateral talks. > Moonirah wrote: Iraq and Iran were 'at war', but 'The State of Kuwait' was invaded then third-national civilians plus Kuwaitis illegally abducted as human shields for Saddam - the Americans, French and British were freed, but individuals of 8 countries are still held in Iraq. > Mark Parkinson wrote: I remember being surprised that there was almost never a mention of the 605 Kuwaiti hostages in our media and Government statements. I am glad that you and others are pressing hard for their release but I suspect that the 605 are a very low priority for them and are only being used as an excuse by the US/UK to prolong sanctions on Iraq. > Moonirah wrote:Yes, WE have always known the real motives of all ! I shall soon hear what ideas are held by the British Ambassador in Kuwait and Kuwaiti Ambassador in London, as invited to meet both. We, with H.E.L.P. have not asked for sanctions against any nation but I do think that if Saddam releases our '605' there would be a little more mildew bread and contaminated water to go around, whilst he dines well. > -- ------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To be removed/added, email firstname.lastname@example.org, NOT the whole list. Please do not send emails with attached files to the list *** Archived at http://linux.clare.cam.ac.uk/~saw27/casi/discuss.html ***