Cuba newspaper, Brazil spokesman condemn UN bombing, US occupation

Fred Feldman ffeldman at bellatlantic.net
Thu Aug 21 09:48:57 MDT 2003


`("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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