Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz called upon Washington on Monday to open a dialogue with Baghdad, insisting that UN sanctions were the cause of the Iraqi people's suffering.
"Iraq's position is based on the principle of dialogue as a way of solving problems between countries," Aziz told a visiting delegation from a US anti-sanctions group, the Quaker/American Friends Service Committee, AFP said.
"The United States' refusal to engage in a dialogue (with Iraq) and its insistence on pursuing aggression and perpetuating the (UN) embargo are the cause of the Iraqi people's suffering," said Aziz, quoted by the official INA news agency. (albawaba.com)
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