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"I was particularly dismayed to hear that Adnan Pachachi [the 80 year old ex-Iraqi foreign minister] wants to get involved in the interim regime. He has had nothing to do with Iraq for many years and, as foreign minister, he approved everything that Saddam did." A point of clarification concerning the above excerpt from Yasser Alaskary's interview in The Guardian on May 21, 2003 which was circulated to CASI is needed: Adnan Pachachi was foreign minister in Iraq until 1968, the year the Ba'ath Party confirmed complete control over the country in a coup. Pachachi has been in exile ever since. Therefore, he was never foreign minister when Saddam Hussein in power (unoficially in about 1973, effectively by 1978-79). In an op-ed piece in the Financial Times on March 3, 2003 by Pachachi, he was described as "Foreign minister in the government deposed by Saddam Hussein in 1968." Peter Kiernan _______________________________________________ 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