Iraqi envoys rushing to garner support

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 19 Mar 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: Iraqi diplomats are racing against time to co-ordinate their overseas missions in conveying one message to the world – the Iraq crisis is an international crisis. 

Iraqi ambassador to Malaysia Qais Subhi Al-Ya’aqubi said: “This is not just a matter concerning Iraq, this is an international problem because the United States failed to go through the United Nations for international consensus. 

“Our job as diplomats is to express our viewpoint clearly on the injustice and cruelty done against Iraq and to co- 

ordinate with host governments on whatever we can do to avert a war. 

“But we are ready if war is unavoidable. We are against invasion and we will fight, resist and prevail,” he told reporters yesterday.  

Earlier, the ambassador met Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Hishammuddin Hussein, who briefed Qais on Peace Malaysia Movement's second round of rallies in support of the Iraqis. 

Qais thanked the Malaysian Government and people for showing brotherly support and campaigning against injustice on Iraqi people.  

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