Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Tuesday, February 18, 2003

More material breach. The missiles which Hans Blix declared 'proscribed' under the treaty signed by Saddam will no be destroyed says Tariq Aziz.

A senior Iraqi official says the destruction of missiles found to violate United Nations range limits would be "unacceptable" and has dismissed the idea of sending United Nations peacekeepers to his country.

In an interview Saturday with the Cable News Network, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz said missiles recently found by U.N. inspectors to exceed the 150-kilometer limit did so only because they were tested without guidance systems. He said the missiles exceed the limit by just a few kilometers, and do not pose a threat.

Mr. Aziz also rejected the possibility of U.N. peacekeepers in Iraq. He told CNN that Baghdad is providing all the security needed for weapons inspectors, and the country does not need U.N. troops to interfere.

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