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>From http://www.washtimes.com/world/20021104-6245236.htm Ambassador punished NEW YORK — The U.N. ambassador of Mauritius, Jagdish Koonjul, was recalled by his government because he did not openly back Washington's position on Iraq in the U.N. Security Council, diplomats said. The Mauritian foreign minister, Anil Gayan, was quoted as telling reporters that Mr. Koonjul had not followed instructions and "gave the impression that Mauritius was against the U.S.-drafted resolution on Iraq," the Pan African News Agency reported. Mr. Koonjul, a favorite of journalists and many diplomats, left for Port Louis, the Mauritian capital, on Friday, diplomats said. He had not opposed the draft U.S. resolution openly, but he did not endorse it publicly either. Mauritius began its two-year term on the 15-member council in January 2001 after a successful U.S. campaign against the candidacy of Sudan. President Bush is planning a visit there in January. (END) ------------------------------ Mauritius' U.N. Ambassador Jagdish Koonjul had said, "As long as we do not have an agreement on a resolution, we feel that there are enough (existing) resolutions which will allow the inspectors to carry out their work," he said. That is why the man was punished... HZ _________________________________________________________ Are you informed? Do you know what is happening around the world? You are one click away. Go to Maktoob News. http://www.maktoob.com/ _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk