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ARABS-UN - July 12 - Iraq Asks Annan To Discuss Sanctions.

'INA' reports Iraq's parliament calls on UN Secretary-Gen. Annan to discuss with UN agencies the effect of 10 years of sanctions on Iraq. The agency, quoting a letter by parliamentary speaker Saadoun Hammadi, says such a meeting would give the UN a detailed picture of the humanitarian effects of the sanctions. According to the agency, Hammadi's letter reiterated a request made originally on June 26. (Iraq is under stringent UN sanctions imposed after its 1990 invasion of Kuwait. In June, the UN Security Council voted to extend for 6 months a UN humanitarian program that allows Iraq to sell oil to buy food other humanitarian goods. But the continuation of sanction has been criticised within the UN The last 2 UN humanitarian coordinators for Iraq, Hans Von Sponeck of Germany and Dennis Halliday of Ireland, both resigned after highlighting the humanitarian toll of the sanctions on civilians.)
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Publication:APS Diplomat Recorder
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:7IRAQ
Date:Jul 15, 2000
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