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IRAQ MAY FREEZE TIES WITH U.N. EFFORT

Iraq's Parliament recommended today that Iraq freeze its ties with U.N. inspectors to counter a U.N. Security Council resolution threatening more sanctions against Baghdad, the Iraqi News Agency said.

"The National Assembly today recommends to the (Iraqi) Revolutionary Command Council, other state offices concerned and the Foreign Ministry to freeze ties with the Special Commission, in particular, and related (U.N.) resolutions," the report said.

It said the Assembly recommended that the freeze should continue until a date was set for lifting the U.N. embargo imposed for Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait.

Last week the Security Council approved a resolution threatening to impose a travel ban on Iraqi officials alleged to have hindered U.N. inspectors in their work.

The U.N. Special Commission was set up to disarm Iraq under provisions of the 1991 Gulf War ceasefire.

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