Sanctions against Iraq - Wikipedia

The UN estimated the US blockade killed one and a half million Iraqis, including 500 thousand under 5. I know that’s only 50% more than Yad Vashem Research’s estimate for the number of Jews who died at Auschwitz but it is still not trivial.

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It spells out how sanctions will prevent Iraq from supplying clean water to its citizens.

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One final question: if these sanctions are "smarter" than those in place since 1990, why did it take the international community over a decade, during which period over a million Iraqi men, women and children died, to realize that the current sanctions are horrendously blunt, and by implication, not so smart?

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Qassim continued to alienate the U.S. and Britain, and Britainfurtherexacerbated relations by declaring its Kuwait colony free andindependentin 1961. Qassim held a press conference on June 19, 1961 at which hedeclaredthat "Iraq regards Kuwait as an integral part of its territory."Followingthat press conference, Britain quickly massed troops in Kuwait withnavalsupport in the Gulf. Kuwait gained admission to the United Nations in1963,the same year that Qassim was killed and his government overthrown in aCIA supported coup led by the Baath Party.

[15] Common Dreams, UN Sanctions Against Iraq Only Serve USAmbition,by Denis J. Halliday,

How The US Intentionally Destroyed Iraq's ..

The elimination of all weapons of mass destruction and disarmament objectives in other military weaponry are goals worthy of support, not only in Iraq but everywhere.. The fact that the U.S. has positioned itself as leading the campaign to rid Iraq of these weapons ought not to blind others to the fact that the U.S. possesses these same weapons and that its powerful military and military industry, whether used in actual conflicts involving the U.S. (Yugoslavia, 1999; Afghanistan, 1998; Sudan, 1998; Iraq, 1991-99; Panama, 1989; Libya, 1986; Grenada, 1983; Guatemala, 1967; and Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, 1961-73 to go back just forty years), or through the provision of such weapons to countries/armed factions who have waged war on their own people or aggressive wars against other countries (El Salvador, Nicaragua contras, Peru, Colombia, Turkey, UNITA in Angola, Israel, and Indonesia, to name a few), has resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths and untold suffering. The point is, there are many double standards and contradictions at play when it comes to arms control and defending human rights. The situation in Iraq encompasses many of these.

Rae Vogeler: The U.S. Movement Against Sanctions on Iraq

Some of the facts throughout his review of Joy Gordon’s book, “,” will be new to many people. For instance, Yemen, which had a seat on the security council, had all their U.S. aid cut three days after casting a ‘no’ vote to UN sanctions. And some reatlities from the 1990s are so startling that Cockburn only serves to remind: Infant mortality in Iraq rising from 1 in 30, in 1990, to 1 in 8, in 1997.

The U.S. initially imposed sanctions on Iraq while Saddam’s army was still exploring Kuwait. At the time, writes Cockburn:

Clinton administration blocks easing of sanctions against Iraq

On August 2, 1990, Iraqi forces invaded Kuwait and quickly gainedcontrolof the country. The United States, along with the United Nations,demandedthe immediate withdrawal of Iraqi forces. Attempts by Iraq to negotiatewithdrawal were rebuffed by the United States. U.S. military forces inthe region had already rehearsed battle plans to repel an Iraqiinvasion.

The Iraq-related Sanctions represent the implementation of multiple legal authorities

The New "Smart" Sanctions on Iraq - CASI

Until the UK introduces a regime similar to that enjoyed by companies in the US, only UK businesses that intend to export goods to Iraq may benefit from one of the existing Open General Licences.

Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation

The international sanctions regime is complex and transactions with Iraq might involve the laws of a number of jurisdictions. Accordingly, legal advice should be sought in any particular case.