Source Pravda.Ru

Iraq Does Not Intend to Carry Out Terrorist Acts in Other Countries - 20 March, 2003 - News

The Iraqi government opposes acts of terrorism carried out against innocent civilians of any country. As a Rosbalt correspondent reports, this was announced by Iraqi Ambassador to Russia Abbas Halaf today. He also emphasised that Iraq has no intention of retaliating against the UAE, Israel or Kuwait, despite the well-known fact that all these countries have pro-American leaders.

However, the Iraqi ambassador stressed that 'the behaviour of the US will lead to more international terrorism. By going against the United Nations the US has adopted a state policy of terrorism. Such a country is capable of doing anything,' said Mr Halaf. The ambassador also believes that the war will be 'long and exhausting and will bring an end to the era of US hegemony in the world. War is not a walk in the park, 'dear yankees',' the ambassador concluded.