US Occupied Iraq Joins Israel Boycott Meeting in Damascus

(AFP/Utusan-Malaysia) - Iraq joined 17 other member states for a meeting in Damascus Sunday of the Arab League's Office of Boycotting Israel. The U.S.-appointed interim Governing Council was granted Iraq's seat at the Arab League last month. Ahmad Khazaa, the Syrian head of the Office of Boycotting Israel, opened the meeting with a call for the continued "economic and political boycott of Israel." Delegates will discuss the issue of Israeli companies investing in post-Saddam Hussein Iraq, Khazaa said. The three Arab League members which maintain diplomatic relations with Israel - Egypt, Jordan, and Mauritania - were as usual absent from the meeting.

2003-10-14 00:00:00

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