No. 40

2 OCTOBER 2000

The Political Scene

Russia and France (and Jordan and Yemen) have angered the Americans by sending non-commercial/humanitarian flights to Iraq without seeking authorization from the UN Sanctions Committee. A bellicose outburst by Iraqi President Saddam Husain was probably intended to draw attention to what he was not going to do.

Russia And France Fly Into Baghdad

With UN sanctions on Iraq to all appearances set to continue indefinitely (or until the Americans...