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UAE's Zayed calls for end of sanctions

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> TUE FEB 15 2000 08:02 P.M. G.M.T.
> UAE president calls for end to sanctions against Iraq
> ABU DHABI, Feb 15 (AFP) - The President of the United Arab Emirates,
> Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahayan, called Tuesday for an end to UN sanctions
> against Iraq, because of the suffering imposed on the ordinary people, the
> official WAM news agency reported.
> "Where are the famous human rights the West is so fond of preaching, when
> the Iraqi people have been suffering from the embargo and the continuing
> sanctions for years?" said Sheikh Zayed, during a meeting with his
> counterpart Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
> Diplomatic relations between Abu Dhabi and Baghdad have been frozen since
> the 1991 Gulf War, but the UAE is one of the main suppliers of
> aid to Iraq, and has frequently called for sanctions to be lifted.
> Sheikh Zayed and Bouteflika also discussed the situation in the Middle
> and stressed "the need to hold an Arab summit as soon as possible."
> Bouteflika informed Sheikh Zayed about the latest developments in Algeria,
> and his government's efforts to end violence and terrorism there.
> Bouteflika arrived in Abu Dhabi earlier Tuesday from Amman on the latest
> of a foreign trip which had already taken him to Saudi Arabia. He is due
> travel on to Thailand.
> Copyright (c) 2000, AFP

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