Date :3/24/03 11:45:16 PM
  No.: 42
llll bbbb SPA -42- politics/ Czechs expel fifth Iraqi diplomat

Prague, Mar. 24, SPA -- The Czech government Monday expelled Iraqi charge d'affaires Malik Mohammed Ani - the fifth Iraqi diplomat ordered to leave the country since the war began last week.

The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs has cited intelligence and security risks as reasons for the expulsions, which leave two Iraqi diplomats remaining to represent the Iraqi government in Prague. --SPA 2350 Local Time 2050 GMT

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