The US and France have taken a significant step towards agreeing to the basis of a United Nations resolution that would lay out tough new demands on Iraq and give UN weapons inspectors a stronger mandate, diplomats said.
The potential breakthrough emerged as Iraq appeared to be softening its opposition to unconditional inspections of Saddam Hussein’s presidential sites, as it seeks regional support.
Diplomats in the Gulf said Naji Sabri, the Iraqi foreign minister, who has been touring the region, had indicated a willingness to allow UN weapons inspectors into buildings in the presidential compounds.
In an interview with Democracy Now, Iraqi Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammed Aldouri discusses American imperialism, the self-determination of the Iraqi people, human rights and more.
- Dr. Mohammed Aldouri, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations.