Iraq blames UK

Iraq blamed Britain yesterday for orchestrating a UN decision to maintain sanctions imposed after the invasion of Kuwait in 1990, Reuter reports from Baghdad.

'British malevolence . . . and continuation of sanctions against Iraq,' the ruling Baath party newspaper al-Thawra said in a headline. It attacked Sir David Hannay, the UN ambassador from Britain, which is president this month of the Security Council, saying he harboured feelings of hatred and resentment towards Iraq.

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