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April 6th Press Briefing: American Delegation Returns from Iraq

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    Assalamu alaikum, MEDIA ADVISORY April 4, 2001, For Immediate Release WHAT: AMERICAN DELEGATION RETURNS FROM FACT-FINDING MISSION TO IRAQ: Special Press
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      Assalamu'alaikum,

      MEDIA ADVISORY

      April 4, 2001, For Immediate Release

      WHAT: AMERICAN DELEGATION RETURNS FROM FACT-FINDING MISSION TO IRAQ:
      Special Press Briefing

      WHEN: FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2001, 10:00 AM

      WHERE: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB, ZENGER ROOM
      529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor

      In the midst of a Bush Administration debate between moderates calling for
      "easing sanctions" and hardliners demanding "regime change" and tighter
      sanctions, a delegation of American Muslims and American-Arabs traveled to
      Iraq to witness firsthand the effects of the sanctions on the Iraqi people.

      Ten years ago this week, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 687, which
      reinstated sanctions against Iraq following the Gulf War. Ten years of UN
      sanctions have killed more than 1.5 million Iraqis. As designed, the blockade
      has devastated Iraq, destroyed much of its infrastructure and civilian
      economy, and set Iraq back many decades.

      The Iraq policy debate must take into account the human suffering that is a
      direct result of the sanctions regime. The delegation's findings will shed
      light on the humanitarian situation in Iraq today.

      [The delegation included representatives of the following organizations:
      American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee, American Muslim Council,
      American Muslims for Global Peace and Justice, LIFE for Relief and
      Development, Muslim American Society, Muslim Public Affairs Council, Muslim
      Students Association of the U.S. and Canada; and Muslim Students
      Association-West.]

      For more information contact: Margaret Zaknoen (202) 879-6726 or
      mpacdc1@...

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