The Gulf Times,
United Arab Emirates
SADDAM HUSSEIN seems determined to hold on to his weapons capability whatever the cost, which is why Clinton on Sunday again bluntly called for a new government in Baghdad if normal life in Iraq is again to be made possible. With Saddam Hussein's grisly talent for eliminating all real and suspected opponents, there's no great expectation that such a thing might soon come to pass.
Los Angeles Times, US
THERE IS a vast contrast between a hungry and exhausted people and the funerals of children and between the manifestations of ostentatiousness and self-confidence with which Hussein appears before his people and the world. He chooses to project such an image in order to convey a clear and unambiguous message: that the sanctions have not touched him.
Al Ayam, Bahrain
IRAQ HAS no choice but co-operation. America and Britain should not change the inspections by adding a new political dimension. By announcing that they reserve the right to carry out military action without consulting the Unscom, they have made their break with the UN. Iraq must do everything it can to stay within it.
IF IRAQ co-operates, the US must be prepared for an easing of sanctions. But for as long as Hussein remains in power, a system to monitor weapon activities will have to be maintained, under threat of force.
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