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[casi] Webpage on US Arm Twisting



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.


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

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