Thais bar UN's Cambodia flights

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Phnom Penh (Reuter) - Thailand barred United Nations flights from Cambodia yesterday, hours after the UN Security Council imposed bans on oil and timber border trade with Khmer Rouge guerrillas to try to get them to rejoin the peace process.

Most Khmer Rouge trade is with Thailand, where powerful military figures have bigstakes. Thai co-operation is crucial to the success of sanctions.

The Khmer Rouge is refusing to implement the crucial disarmament phase of peace accords signed last year, saying the UN force has done nothing to verify the withdrawal of Vietnamese troops who invaded in 1978.

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