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Parliament: The House: UN condemned

GEORGE GALLOWAY, the Labour MP for Glasgow Kelvin, stunned MPs when he condemned the United Nations for causing a "quiet massacre" in Iraq through sanctions.

Dismissing challenges to explain what the West should do against Saddam Hussein, the MP spoke of the "little echoes of Tel Aviv in the chamber". He added: "A walk through the vale of tears that is Iraq is almost too much for the ordinary mortal to bear. So searing is the grief, so traumatised are the population, so enraged are the people with whom we say we have no quarrel."