International reaction to Saddam Hussein's genocide of the Kurds in Halabja

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International reaction to Saddam Hussein's genocide of the Kurds in Halabja

Post by Cantankerous » 25 Sep 2021 02:10

Saddam Hussein's use of chemical weapons against Kurds in Halabja, northern Iraq, in March 1988, is well-known, yet international reaction to this horrible atrocity is little known. The US government and its intelligence agencies suggested that Iran was responsible for the deaths of Kurdish civilians in Halabja, and the Defense Intelligence Agency and Central Intelligence Agency analyst Stephen C. Pelletiere agreed with this assessment. The British government, for its part, chose to maintain dialogue with Iraq rather than hold Iraq accountable for the genocide of the Kurds in Halabja by imposing unilateral sanctions. In the meantime, the Prevention of Genocide Act was introduced in Congress with provisions to punish Saddam Hussein for the massacre by embargoing all dual-use technological exports, stopping all Export-Import bank credits, banning US imports of Iraqi oil, and mandating US opposition to any loans by the International Monetary Fund or any other multilateral financial institution. However, the Reagan administration chose not to speak out against Saddam's genocide of the Kurds and threatened to veto the bill if a vote was held on it.

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Re: International reaction to Saddam Hussein's genocide of the Kurds in Halabja

Post by Linkagain » 25 Sep 2021 13:55

Truer Words never been spoken.....and yet Bush uses that Bill to Justify Invading Iraq.....in :P :P :P :P 2002:

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