NO. 48


New Iraqi-UN Talks Hold Out Little Chance Of Removal Of Sanctions

On any realistic assessment of the current state of relations between Iraqand the big powers, there would seem to be little chance that the new round oftechnical-level UN-Iraqi talks, scheduled to begin in New York on 31 August,will lead to any early removal of economic sanctions against Iraq. For its part,Iraq contends that it has taken all the necessary steps to implement UN SecurityCouncil...