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Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, testimony (as delivered), budget hearing, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 5 February 2002, http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2002/7806.htm [begin] ...We raise proliferation activities to countries such as Iran, or Russian intransigence with respect to the sanctions policy for Iraq. And there has been considerable progress on that issue, and we can discuss that in greater detail when we get to the question and answer period, with respect to moving to smart sanctions. ...With regard to another trouble spot that occupies much of our attention--Iraq--that country remains a significant threat to the regions' stability. We are working at the UN and elsewhere to strengthen international controls. We stopped the free fall of the sanctions regime. We got the Security Council back together. We are working hard to come up with the smart sanctions that we think are appropriate and we will not stop in that effort. And I am confident, very confident, that by the end of this six month sanctions period we will be able to implement smart sanctions in a way that all members of the Security Council will be able to abide with. There was reporting this morning that the Iraqi regime has asked the UN to have a discussion. It should be a very short discussion. The inspectors have to go back in under our terms, under no one else's terms. Under the terms of the Security Council resolution, the burden is upon this evil regime to demonstrate to the world that they are not doing the kinds of things we suspect them of. And if they aren't doing these things, then it is beyond me why they do not want the inspectors in to do whatever is necessary to establish that such activities are not taking place. [end] -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email firstname.lastname@example.org CASI's website - www.casi.org.uk - includes an archive of all postings.