Iraq Wants India To Join UN Weapons Team

New Delhi, November 15: | Updated: Nov 16 2002, 05:30am hrs
Iraq has urged India to persuade the US and other major nations to protect its sovereignty. It has also demanded that for the sake of credibility, Indian inspectors should join the UN weapons inspection team.

Iraqi ambassador to India Salah al-Mukhtar told the press here on Friday, India, a major player in the international community, has established good relations with the US and has traditional linkages with Iraq. India should play its role to ensure that the US and other countries adhere to the UN charter and the international law.

On whether Baghdad was satisfied with New Delhis role, he said, yes, we are satisfied. We hope India will a play a more active role than what it is currently doing.