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