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Iraq Accuses Western Powers of Blocking Oil Sales Accord

Iraq has accused the US, Britain and France of exerting pressure to prevent a"practical" deal with the United Nations to allow for the sale ofIraqi oil. Mr. Muhammad Sa'id al-Sahhaf, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs,told the Iraqi News Agency (INA) on 23 April that every time an understandinghad been reached between the UN Secretariat and Iraq, the three western powershad blocked it. He said, without...