Iraq Complains of Pretexts for Attack - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/24/02

Iraq Complains of Pretexts for Attack

The Iraqi government is complaining that the small print behind the weapons inspections beginning this week will give Washington a pretext to attack. The government has written the UN, saying the new resolution could turn "inaccurate statements" among thousands of pages of reports into a supposed justification for war.

Preparations are continuing for resumed inspections. Technicians at the UN inspection center outside Baghdad are setting up a hot line with the Iraqi government.

In seven years' work after the Gulf War, UN experts destroyed large amounts of barred chemical and biological weapons and longer-range missiles. They also dismantled Iraq's nuclear weapons program before it could produce a bomb.

The inspections were suspended amid disputes over access and Iraqi complaints about spying.

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