The following is an archived copy of a message sent to a Discussion List run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq.

Views expressed in this archived message are those of the author, not of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq.

[Main archive index/search] [List information] [Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq Homepage]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

letter published in the Electronic Telegraph

Letter written by Peter Welch

{HYPERLINK ""} Re: Over Iraqi skies Date: 18 October 2000
 SIR - Your article on Iraq by Charlotte Edwardes contains a serious error [{HYPERLINK ""}Relations with Iraq remain sour in wake of Gulf War, October 15 2000].
It states that the 'no-fly' zones on Iraq were imposed by the United Nations. In fact, the zones were created unilaterally by the United States and Britain, and are not supported by any Security Council resolution.
As such, they do not follow the proper procedures for dealing with threats to international security, which are clearly laid out in chapter seven of the United Nations charter. It must therefore be recognised that the United States and Britain are violating international law by enforcing these 'no-fly zones'.

Mark Parkinson

This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq
For removal from list, email
Full details of CASI's various lists can be found on the CASI website:

[Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq Homepage]