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Url: http://www.globalpolicy.org/security/issues/iraq/attack/armtwistindex.htm [begin] This section looks at the tremendous pressure the US can bring to bear on UN Security Council members, and Elected members in particular, to gain their votes on Iraq resolutions. Washington's attempt to overcome stiff opposition on the Security Council uses both carrot and stick, by reconsidering economic and military assistance deals as well as prospects for oil and trade in post-war Iraq. This "arm-twisting" is not new and former US Secretary of State James Baker discussed it in his autobiography. Yemen's loss of a $70 million US aid package in 1990 is only one of several well-known cases. [end Nathaniel Hurd NGO Consultant on United Nations' Iraq policy Tel. (Mobile): 917-407-3389 Fax: 718-504-4224 Residential/Mailing Address: 90 7th Ave. Apt. #6 Brooklyn, NY 11217 _________________________________________________________________ Add photos to your e-mail with MSN 8. Get 2 months FREE*. http://join.msn.com/?page=features/featuredemail _______________________________________________ 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