US courts support over Iraq

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The Independent Online
US Defence Secretary William Perry headed to the Gulf on Saturday to try to secure Arab support for a possible military showdown with Iraq and rebuild the US-led coalition against President Saddam Hussein. Iraq declared on Friday that it would suspend its missile attacks on US and allied aircraft policing no-fly zones over Iraq, but President Bill Clinton nevertheless ordered 5,000 more troops to Kuwait and sent Perry on his regional tour.

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