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you're obviously new to iraqi politics. history repeats itself. ----- Original Message ----- From: "pjw8" <Philippa.Winkler@NAU.EDU> To: <email@example.com>; "casi-discuss" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 5:37 PM Subject: RE: [casi] Iraq Accepts New UN Resolution on Arms Inspections > Dear list, > Put this incredible response together with the freeing of the prisoners and > negotiations with the political opposition in Iraq -- are we witnessing a > change at the top leadership of Iraq, and how will the US downplay that? > Philippa Winkler > > > >===== Original Message From email@example.com ===== > >By Irwin Arieff > > > >UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iraq said on Wednesday it accepted a new U.N. > >Security Council resolution, which orders Baghdad to disarm, cooperate with > >U.N. weapons inspectors or face "serious consequences." > > > > > >"I delivered a letter to the secretary-general's office," Iraq's U.N. > >ambassador Mohammed Aldouri told reporters. "It was a positive reply." > > > > > >Aldouri described the six-page letter as setting out Baghdad's entire > >position on the resolution, adopted by a 15-0 vote last Friday. But he said > >the response was "unconditional, no questions asked." > > > > > >"We are waiting for the inspectors to go as scheduled," Aldouri said. "We > >are eager to see the inspectors perform their duties in accordance with > >international law." > > > > > >Aldouri said Baghdad has accepted the resolution in an effort to avoid war. > > > > > >"This is a part of our policy that is to protect our country, to protect the > >nation, to protect our region also from the threat of war which is real," he > >said. > > > > > >The letter was signed by Foreign Minister Naji Sabri. > > > > > >The Security Council had given Iraq a one-week deadline to Nov. 15, to > >accept the resolution and promise to abide by its terms. Aldouri said his > >country agreed to the measure in order to avoid a U.S.-led attack. > > > > > >Iraq's acceptance came as a surprise as most council members expected > >Baghdad to wait until Friday. The letter arrived a day after the Iraqi > >parliament voted unanimously to reject the resolution and its terms. > > > > > >Aldouri said again his country had no weapons of mass destruction and would > >make that clear. Iraq next month has to give a declaration of any weapons > >programs or components of dangerous weapons it still may have under terms of > >the resolution. > > > > > >An advance party of U.N. technicians is expected to go to Baghdad on Monday > >to prepare for inspections, not expected for another week or two. > > > >China's deputy U.N. ambassador, Yishan Zhang, who holds this month's > >Security Council presidency, said the 15-member body welcomed "the correct > >decision of the Iraqi government." > > > >"We want to see the resolution implemented fully and very effectively," he > >said. > > > >A U.S. official, however, said, "We shouldn't make more of this than there > >is. This is their responsibility under the council mandate." > > > > > >~ Anai Rhoads > > > >- - - - > >Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed > > > > > > > > > >_________________________________________________________________ > >MSN 8 helps eliminate e-mail viruses. Get 2 months FREE*. > >http://join.msn.com/?page=features/virus > > > > > >_______________________________________________ > >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 firstname.lastname@example.org > >All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk > > > _______________________________________________ > 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 > _______________________________________________ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk