— BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq has asked the United Nations to
condemn and halt the U.S. and British invasion and ask them to
withdraw their forces outside its borders.
In a statement sent to the U.N. Security Council and read on
Iraqi television on Saturday, Foreign Minister Naji Sabri described
the invasion as a threat to international and regional peace.
"Since the Anglo-American colonial military aggression against
Iraq is a threat to international and regional peace and security,
we call on the United Nations to condemn this invasion and
aggression, move to stop it immediately and unconditionally, and ask
U.S. and British aggressors to withdraw their forces immediately
outside the borders of the Republic of Iraq."
The Arabic-language statement added: "Security Council
resolutions must be respected and implemented, starting with the
lifting of the unjust sanctions against Iraq, disarming the Zionist
entity (Israel) of weapons of mass destruction to create a region
without weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East."
Sabri said the war on Iraq, which Washington says is to oust
President Saddam Hussein and rid the country of weapons of mass
destruction, was part of "criminal practices aimed at imposing U.S.
hegemony on the world."
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