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Guardian letter

Milan has had his letter about smart sanctions printed in the Guardian:,3604,514177,00.html

Cost of smart sanctions 

Friday June 29, 2001
The Guardian 

Britain's ambassador to the UN claims that Britain and others "can [not]
allow national economic self-interest to hold up positive measures for the
Iraqi people" (Russians oppose 'smart sanctions', June 28). However, the
welfare of the Iraqi people has never been a matter of concern to the
British government - a situation that persists through the current "smart"
sanctions proposals. 

By maintaining the framework of the current humanitarian programme, the
proposals would ensure that Iraq's economic life continues to be run on the
model of a gigantic refugee camp, preventing the re-inflation of Iraq's
economy that the UN's own humanitarian panel identified as a necessary
pre-condition for ending the crisis.
Milan Rai 
Voices in the Wilderness UK

James Parke
MRC Dunn Human Nutrition Unit, Wellcome Trust/MRC Building, Hills Road,
Cambridge CB2 2XY, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1223 252730; Fax: +44 (0)1223 252715
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