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Dear Peter Thank you for that clarification. I had made it clear to journalist doing the interview, but she must have misunderstood. There are several other things in the article which I did not exactly say or have been misunderstood, but the general message is correct. Best wishes Yasser ----- Original Message ----- From: "peter kiernan" <email@example.com> To: "Yasser Alaskary" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: "casi" <email@example.com> Sent: Monday, May 26, 2003 8:08 PM Subject: Re: [casi] Doctors tell how children's deaths became propaganda > "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 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