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New UN Resolution doesn't make it right


New UN Resolution doesn't make it right

'The US call for a new UN resolution is a desperate attempt to shift the burden of enforcing the unjust occupation of Iraq. Now that the US and UK along with the rest of the 'coalition of the killing' has destroyed the country, they are trying to drag the rest of the world into their mess.' says Peace Action Wellington spokesperson Valerie Morse

'The US did not plan for any resistance by the Iraqi people. Now that they are faced with US soldiers being killed everyday, they want countries like New Zealand to enforce order and do the rebuilding, while the US maintains control.'

'New Zealand has committed 60 NZDF engineers to be deployed to Iraq in late September. These soldiers will be part of an occupying army. They are serving under British command and will be armed with rifles and machine guns.'

'The Iraqi people want control over their own country. They do not want the US or the UN there. They are capable of managing their own affairs. The US is determined to exploit all of the oil resources of the country, leaving any future Iraqi government tied to Washington. This is why violent and horrific attacks against Iraqis who are cooperating with the US are now happening.'

Peace Action Wellington demands that the New Zealand government cancel its offer of troops to Iraq.

ENDS

For more information, please contact Valerie Morse, 383-9315 or valerie.morse@paradise.net.nz

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