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[casi] Iraqi acceptance letter

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Dear all

Attached is the leter sent by Dr. Naji Saberi Ahmed, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Kofi Annan

Best Regards
Ghazwan Al-Mukhtar

In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

“ Go thou to Pharaoh, for he has indeed transgressed all bounds. But speak to him mildly ; 
perchance he may take warning or fear (Allah)”

( Allah’s is the Word of Truth)

His excellency

Mr. Kofi Annan,

The Secretary-General of the United Nations,

New York, N.Y

Your Excellency

Assalamu Alaykum,

You may recall the huge clamour fabricated by the President of the United States administration, in 
the biggest and most wicked slander against Iraq, supported in malicious intent, and spearheaded in 
word and malevolence, by his lackey Tony Blair, when they disseminated the claim that Iraq had 
perhaps produced, or was on its way to produce, nuclear weapons, during the time when the United 
Nations inspectors had been absent from Iraq since 1998. Then they returned to stress that Iraq had 
in fact produced chemical and biological weapons. They both know, as well as we do, and so can 
other countries, that such fabrications are baseless. But, does the knowledge of the truth 
constitute elements for interaction in the politics of our day, which has witnessed the unleashing 
of the American administration’s evil to its fullest extent, dashing away all hope in any good? 
Indeed, is there any good to be hoped for, or expected, from the American administrations, now that 
they have been transformed by their own greed, by Zionism as well as by other known factors, into 
the tyrant of the age.

Let’s go back to say that Iraq, having seen this fabrication work perhaps with some countries and 
amongst public opinion, while others maintained silence, confronted them with its agreement to the 
return of the UN inspectors, having agreed on this first with you, as UN chief, in New York on 16 
September, 2002, and later in a press statement issued jointly in Vienna following a meeting on 
30th September –1st October between an Iraqi technical delegation headed by Dr. Amer Al-Sa’di, 
Chief Inspector Hans Blix and Dr.Mohamed ElBaradei, the Director-General of the International 
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). But after Iraq’s acceptance of the return of the UN inspectors had 
become an established fact, including the agreement of 19 October, 2002, on the date of their 
return, and only a few hours this agreement was reached, Collin Powell, the US Secretary of State, 
declared that he would refuse to accept the inspectors’ return to Iraq. In the meantime, the gang 
of evil returned to talking about adopting a new resolution, or new resolutions, in order to create 
something for the world to talk about, other than following the work of the inspectors and then 
seeing the fact already stated by Iraq, which was that Iraq neither had produced nor was in 
possession of any weapons of mass destruction, nuclear, chemical or biological, throughout the time 
of the inspectors’ absence from Iraq. However, representatives at the United Nations and its 
agencies, especially those from permanent member-states, instead of fellowship up on this and, 
hence, expose those responsible for the dissemination of lies and fabrications, were busy 
discussing the type and wording of the new resolution. They were indulged in what word or letter to 
add here or omit there, until they adopted a text under the pretext that it would be better to take 
the kicks of a raging bull in a small circle than to face its horns in an open space.The text was 
adopted under the American Administration’s pressure and threat that it would leave UN, if it did 
not agree to what America wanted, which is, to say the least, extremely evil and shameful to every 
honest member of the United Nations who recalls the provisions of its Charter, and sees that some 
people feel ashamed on behalf of those who are shameless.

Mr. Secretary-General,

We have said to the member of the Security Council whom we have contacted, or who have contacted 
us, when they told us about the pretexts of the Americans and their threat to perpetrate aggression 
against our country, whether unilaterally or with participated from others, if the Council were not 
to allow them to have their way, that we preferred, if it ever became necessary to see America 
carry out its aggression against us unilaterally, when we would have to confront it relying on 
Allah, instead of seeing the American government obtaining an international cover with which to 
camouflage its falsehood, partially or completely, bringing it closer to the truth, so that it may 
stab the truth with the dagger of evil and confronted the United States before when it looked as it 
does now, and this was one of the factors of its isolation in the human environment on the globe at 

The aggressionism of the United States of America and its single-handed infliction of injustice and 
destruction on those subjected to its inequity, in the forefront of whom are the Muslims and Arab 
believers, is the basic reason why America has withdrawn its ambassadors and other staff, close its 
embassies, and restrict its interests in many parts of the world, while reaping the hatred of the 
peoples of the world due to its policies and aggressive objectives. This is a situation which no 
other country in the world has experienced before, including the fathers of old colonialism. The 
Security Council, however, or indeed those who can basically play an influential role in it, have, 
instead of leaving the American administration and its lackey reap the result of their evil, saved 
wrong-doing rather than halted it. We shall see when remorse will not do any good for those who 
bite on their fingers.


The strength of influence of any internation organization rests on the belief of the human 
environment in which the organization exists and which places its trust in it, once the 
organization declares that it has been founded to achieve goals important to mankind. We fear that 
the United Nations Organization may lose the trust and attachment of peoples, that is if it has not 
fallen to that place already. This is due to the exploitation of the organization be powerful 
interests, whenever their greedy ambitions converge at the expense of the interests of other 
peoples. It may also be due to expediency and compromise amongst those interests in falsehood at 
the expense of truth. So the United Nations Organization and its agencies will collapse in the same 
way as did its predecessor, the league of Nations. Then, the responsibility for this will not rest 
with the American administrations alone, but will also be due to the weakness of the timid who 
allow themselves to work for American interests, under the threat, lure or promises of the American 

He who remains silent in the defence of truth is a dumb devil. Nothing seems more reprehensible 
than the silence maintained by those who represented their nations in the security Council, as they 
discussed the American draft resolution, in the face of a question raised by the representative of 
Mexico regarding the possibility of lifting the blockade imposed on Iraq. The Mexican 
representative said, during consultations at the Security Council over SCR 1441 on 7 November 2002, 
that he did not find convincing the explanations presented by the American Perm anent, 
Representative, regarding the absence of any reference to the lifting of sanctions and the 
establishment in the Middle East region of a zone free of weapons of mass destruction, and that he 
would cthis to his government in order to receive instructions. The British Representative 
responded by saying that he has listened to the statements made by the delegations of Syria and 
Mexico regarding the inclusion in the draft text of a paragraph on the lifting of sanctions. He 
went on to say that Iraq had been provided with the opportunity to dispose of its weapons of mass 
destruction, but Iraq had ignored that opportunity and decided to keep possession of those WMDs. 
Hence, he added, it would be inappropriate to include a reference to the lifting of sanctions as 
long as Iraq remained in possession of those weapons, even though an indirect reference to that 
effect was being accommodated.

We ask here, why is it that none of the representatives of SC member-states asked their British 
counterpart when, where and how such an alleged decision was taken by Iraq to keep possession of 
the weapons of mass destruction. They treated the claim made by the British representative as if it 
were of no significance to them ; Or, rather, as if it were of no concern to them to say the truth. 
Does not this instance, along with other things and the decline of this type of international 
organizations point to the possibility of the collapse of this international organization which was 
founded in order to preserve world peace and security, but has now been transformed into a 
kitchen-house for big-power bargaining, providing cover for war, destruction, blockades and 
starvation to be inflicted upon peoples.

The future will be determined in the light of the possibility for reform, or the inability to 
achieve reform. The future of the United Nations is no exception to this. Hence, all those who are 
truly concerned about the well-being of this organization, in deeds not only in words, and about 
its work on the basis of the UN Charter, so that stability, justice and fairness will prevail in 
the world, providing a road-map for peace, freedom and cooperation to flourish amongst peoples, are 
called upon to be careful and to adhere to the UN Charter and international law, and not to the 
whims and incontrolable instincts of those who threaten the world with their evil schemes weaponry 
and those who seek to achieve their interests narrow-mindedly by resorting to bargaining at the 
expense of truth, justice and fairness.

Mr. Secretary-General,

We know that those who pressed the Security Council to adopt resolution No. 1441 have other 
objectives than making sure that Iraq had not developed mass destruction weapons in the absence of 
the inspectors since 1998. You are aware of how and who stood behind their absence. We also know 
that there are no true , just, or fair reasons behind the adoption of this resolution in the name 
of the security council, after the well-known understanding agreement between the representatives 
of Iraq and the UN Secretary-General and the press statement issued jointly by Blix, ElBaradei, and 
the Iraqi representatives. We hereby inform you that we will deal with resolution 1441, despite its 
bad contents, if it is to be implemented according to the premeditated evil of the parties of ill- 
intent, the important thing in this is trying to spare our people from any harm. But we will not 
forget, nor should others do, that safeguarding our people’s dignity, security, independence, and 
protecting our country, its sovereignty and sublime values, is as a sacred duty in our leadership’s 
and government‘s agenda. Therefore, and as we said in the foresaid agreement and press statement, 
we are prepared to receive the inspectors, so that they can carry out their duties, and make sure 
that Iraq had not developed weapons of mass destruction , during their absence since 1998.

We hereby ask you to inform the Security Council that we are prepared to receive the inspectors 
within the assigned timetable. The parties concerned should bear in mind that we are in our holy 
month of Ramadan which means that the people are fasting, and this holy month will be followed by 
the Muslum’s Eid. Nevertheless, we will cooperate with the concerned UN bodies and officials on the 
background of all this, and of the tripartite, French-Russia-China, statement. Dealing with the 
inspectors, the government of Iraq will, also, take into consideration, their way of conduct, the 
intentions of those who are ill-intentioned amongst them and their improper approach in showing 
respect to the people’s national dignity, their independence and security, and their country’s 
security, independence, and sovereignty. We are eager to see them perform their duties in 
accordance with the international law as soon as possible. If they do so, professionally and 
lawfully, without any premeditated intentions, the lairs’ lies will be exposed to public opinion, 
and the declared objective of the Security Council will be achieved. It will then become the lawful 
duty of the Security Council to lift the blockade and all the other unjust sanctions on Iraq. If it 
does not, all the peoples of good will in the world, in addition to Iraq, will tell it to do so. 
The SC will be compelled before the public opinion and the law to activate paragraph 14 of its 
resolution No.687, by applying it to the Zionist entity( Israel), and then, to all the Middle East 
region, to make it a region void of mass destruction weapons . The number of just people will, 
then, increase in the world, and Iraq’s possibility to drive away the cawing of the crows of evil 
that daily raid its land, and kill Iraqis and destroy their property by their bombs. This will help 
the stability of the region and the world, if it is accompanied by a resolution that will not be 
based on double standards, to put an end to the Zionist occupation of Palestine, and other occupied 
Arab territories, and if the warmongers stop their aggressions on the Muslums and the world.

Therefore, through you, we reiterate the same words to the Security Council: Send your inspectors 
to Iraq to make sure of this, and everyone will be sure, if their way of conduct is supervised so 
that it becomes legal and professional, that Iraq has not developed weapons of mass destruction, 
whether nuclear, chemical, or biological, as claimed by evil people . The lies and manipulations of 
the American administration and British government will be exposed, while the world will see how 
truthful and adequate are the Iraqis in what they say and do. But if the whims of the American 
administration, the Zionist desires, their followers, intelligence services, threats, and foul 
temptation, were given the chance to play and tamper with the inspection teams or some of their 
members, the colors would be then confused and the resulting commotion will distort the facts and 
push the situation into dangerous directions which is something fair-minded people do not wish for, 
as well as the people who , including my government, want to bring forward the facts as they are. 
The fieldwork and the implementation will be the decisive factors that will reveal whether the 
intentions were really for the Security Council to make sure that Iraq is void of those alleged 
weapons, or whether the whole thing was nothing but an evil cover by those who were behind the 
resolution who have no scruples to utter debased slander and to tell lies to the public opinion 
including to their own peoples.

So, let the inspectors come to Baghdad to carry out their duties in accordance with the law, and 
then we will hear and see along with who want to hear, see and move according to each one’s 
responsibility and rights. The final word and reference will still be resolution No.687 with its 
obligations on both the Secretary general and Iraq, along will the code of conduct agreed upon in 
the agreement signed by the Secretary-General in New York on 16th September , 2002, and the press 
statement of Hans Blix and ElBaradei in Vienna in 30/9- 1/10/2002.

Mr. Secretary-General,

Please assume your responsibilities, by saying and advising the unfair people that their unfairness 
to Muslums, faithful Arabs, and to all , will be of dire consequences, and that God, the Almighty 
is capable of doing everything. Tell them that the proud Ipeople are faithful and Mujahid and who 
had fought the old colonialism, imperialism and aggression, including the tyrant’s aggression, for 
years and years. The price this courageous people paid to safeguard their independence, dignity, 
sublime principles was rivers of blood, with a lot of deprivation and loss of their riches, along 
with their eternal achievements and record of which they are proud. Therefore, we hope, that you 
will , Mr. Secretary General, advise the ignorants not to push things to the precipice, in the 
implementation, because the people of Iraq will not choose to live at the price of their dignity, 
country, freedom or sanctities, and they would rather make their lives the price if that was the 
only way before them to safeguard what they must safeguard.

I wish to inform your Excellency before I conclude this letter, that I intend to forward another 
letter to you on a later date, in which I shall state our observations the measures and procedures, 
contained in SCR 1441 that are contrary to international law, UN Charter, the facts already 
established and the measures contained in previous relevant resolutions of the Security Council.

“ Do ye secure He Who is in Heaven will not cause you to be swallowed up by the earth when it 

( Allah’s is the Word of Truth )

Allah is the Greatest .

Naji Saberi Ahmed

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Republic of Iraq

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