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Iraq, Kosovo and UN : Different Strokes

Different Strokes S Nanjundan writes: THE UN Security Council has gone into hibernation over the Iraq question for almost two months now since the disclosure of UNSCOM inspectors spying for the US, the unauthorised withdrawal of inspectors and the unilateral airstrikes by the US and UK which have continued todate. The reasons for the strikes have varied from initially the refusal of permission for inspection of Bathist Party headquarters to destruction of identified weapon storage sites to recently Iraqi violation of US-UK unilaterally imposed no-fly zones in the north and south of the country. France, Russia and China initially demurred over the air strikes and the resultant damage to civilians. Physical and social infrastructure has been damaged according to UN sources engaged in the food supply programme in Iraq. Saddam Hussein

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