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Re: Pro-Sanctions Editorial in the News Zealand Herald

Could anyone shed light on my two questions?

> Unhappily, all this new policy will, in fact, achieve is to offer succour to
> a regime which the United Nations Commission on Human Rights this week
> accused of "all-pervasive repression and widespread terror."
 A decade of sanctions has indeed inflicted terrible hardship on the
> people of Iraq. Perhaps as many as 500 children a month die from
> malnourishment and disease.

Is this a typo or from the UNCHR report?

> Again, however, the UN human rights report provides perspective. "The cause
> of suffering is the reprehensible behaviour of the Iraqi regime, which
> systematically denies badly needed food and medical supplies to its people,"
> its says. "Instead, Saddam Hussein spends wealth on palaces and military
> hardware."

Did the report really say this?

Mark Parkinson

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