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Javier Perez de Cuellar, Secretary General of the UN in 1991, seems to have been a tad more outspoken than the current incumbent: "As Secretary-General, I cannot agree with measures that are aimed at overthrowing the government of a country which is a member of the United Nations..." (Guardian, 2 March 1991, Quoted in The Gulf Conflict, Lawrence Freedman & Efraim Karsh, Faber and Faber, 1994). Iraq, of course, was the country in question. Furthermore, "If the objective of pursuing sanctions is to topple the Iraqi regime, then I do not agree. I cannot agree." (ibid). Freedman and Karsh are worth reading only for the purpose of knowing thine enemy. Likewise, the Guardian. rgds Dermot _______________________________________________ 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