No 20



Amended Draft UN Resolution Leaves US With Tight Grip On Iraq

The US has introduced a number of amendments to its draft resolution on Iraq to meet some of the demands of Security Council members. But the amended document does not envisage the US loosening its grip on Iraq for the foreseeable future. Inside Iraq, the US authorities are prioritizing the restoration of basic services and security over that of building a new political system. In the meantime, oil...