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Cuba newspaper, Brazil spokesman condemn UN bombing, US occupation

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  • Fred Feldman
    `( Paulo Delgado, foreign affairs secretary of the Workers Party of Brazil, affirmed that responsibility for the attack lies with the United States, with its
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 21, 2003
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      `("Paulo Delgado, foreign affairs secretary
      of the Workers Party of Brazil, affirmed
      that responsibility for the attack lies with
      the United States, with its invasion of the
      country and subsequent occupation.

      ("Delgado stated that Vieira de Mello is an
      international martyr of U.S. errors, as the
      aggressor country cannot be the force to
      impose peace.")
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      GRANMA
      Havana. August 20, 2003

      Assault on UN mission in Baghdad

      AT the close of this edition it is known that at least 17
      dead, including Sergio Vieira de Mello, the special UN
      representative in Iraq, and 40 injured is the initial
      balance of a car bomb attack outside the mission in Baghdad.

      Mello, a Brazilian of 55 years of age, was gravely injured
      in the explosion, which occurred just below his office
      window and his death was confirmed shortly afterwards by
      Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the Brazilian president, PL
      reports.

      UN Secretary General Kofi Annan condemned the action.

      However, Paulo Delgado, foreign affairs secretary of the
      Workers Party of Brazil, affirmed that responsibility for
      the attack lies with the United States, with its invasion of
      the country and subsequent occupation.

      Delgado stated that Vieira de Mello is an international
      martyr of U.S. errors, as the aggressor country cannot be
      the force to impose peace.

      The Al Jazeera TV network reported that the Islamic
      Resistance Movement in Iraq had put out a communiqué
      distancing itself from the attack on the UN mission,
      condemning it and noting that this and the August 7 on the
      Jordanian embassy in that country were planned and effected
      in order to discredit the resistance.

      In an interview with the O Estado de São Paulo daily the day
      before the August 19 attack in Baghdad, Sergio Vieira de
      Mello had described the occupation of Iraq by U.S. military
      forces as humiliating for the Iraqi people, states a DPA
      cable.
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