Iraq Agrees to Weapons Inspectors

(Washington Post/AP) - Iraq agreed Monday to allow the unconditional return of UN weapons inspectors, a reversal coming days after President Bush warned Baghdad to comply with UN resolutions or face military action. The White House dismissed the offer as a tactical move likely aimed at dividing the UN Security Council and eroding support there for U.S. aims on Iraq. (Guardian - UK) - Some observers see the Iraqi statement as a reaction to the announcement that the U.S. May Use Saudi Bases to Attack Iraq. Saudi Arabia has hinted that it might offer its desert installations as a jump-off base for any U.S. military campaign against Iraq - as long as such an attack had UN sanction.

2002-09-17 00:00:00

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