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White House Threatens To Use Veto On Iraqi Sanctions

The White House has threatened for the first time that the US will use itsSecurity Council veto, if necessary, to block any move to weaken UN sanctions onIraq. White House spokesman Mike McCurry told reporters on 27 February that"any modification of the sanctions regime that ameliorates the pressurethat Saddam Hussain must feel is not at this time warranted." He furthernoted that the US ambassador to the UN...