Aziz vows Iraq's commitment to international law
Iraq, Politics, 10/4/2002
The Iraqi deputy prime minister Tareq Aziz has stressed Iraq's commitment to UN resolutions and that any American military operation against Iraq will lead to destabilizing peace and security and threatening the region as a whole.
In a press conference he held on Wednesday in Ankara, Turkey, Aziz said that the main objective of his current visit o Ankara is to brief the Turkish officials with the Iraqi position concerning the policy of "aggression" pursued by the US against Iraq. He stressed the importance of Turkey's coordinated efforts with other countries to avoid an American military operation against Iraq which will have a negative impact on Turkey's economic and security interests.
Aziz stressed that Iraq and many other countries including UN Security Council permanent member states reject the proposals made by the US to issue a new international resolution concerning Iraq, noting that Washington wants to perpetuate this resolution because the US fears that the inspections will result in evidences that the US does not want. Aziz said that the U.S is unhappy about the agreement between Iraq and the U.N because the the U.N inspectors would ultimately say to the “There are no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq” and would expose the false claims of the USA.
Aziz stressed that Iraq, and since the 1990s, does not have long- range missiles, describing the claims which say that Iraq will attack Turkey by these missiles as "cheap and false." Aziz also criticized the presence of the US and British forces in the Incirlik military base to the south of Turkey in order to monitor the so-called "no fly zone" in the northern and southern part of Iraq. He indicated that the existence of these forces is not based on UN resolutions nor international law.
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