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From owner-imap@chumbly.math.missouri.edu Mon Nov 12 20:27:54 2001
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 22:40:19 -0600 (CST)
Organization: South Movement
From: Dave Muller <davemull@alphalink.com.au>
Subject: [southnews] UNGA adopts Iraqi proposed DU resolution
Article: 129884
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UN General Assembly adopts Iraqi proposed resolution

Iraq Daily, Thursday 8 November 2001

Iraq had scored a strong diplomatic victory when the 1st Committee on disarmament has adopted the Iraqi proposal concerning the effects of using depleted uranium in armament in spite of the strong opposition of the US, Zionist entity and European states.

The Resolution was adopted after 49 countries voted with, 45 voted against and 39 abstained.

The Arab voice was effective when most Arab States supported the Iraqi proposal, along with the backing of other countries among which Cuba, Indonesia, Malaysia and India.

The proposal calls on the Secretary General of the United Nations to survey the points of view of states and specialized organizations about the effects of using depleted uranium in armament from all sides and to report to the 57th Session of the General Assembly.

The resolution takes into consideration the facts unveiled about using depleted uranium during the US led military aggressions in several regions of the World, as these ammunitions, when fired, is transformed into ionized particles and chemical dust that is transported to large areas and contaminates the soil, fauna and flora.