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Iraq says inspectors won't need protection

Oct. 9, 2002 at 1:22 PM

BAGHDAD, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan said Wednesday U.N. weapons inspectors will need no U.S. or international protection when they resume work in Iraq on Oct. 19, a date that has not been confirmed by the United Nations. Ramadan spoke in response to a U.S. proposal that an armed force accompany the inspectors.

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