In Baghdad

NPR's Eric Weiner talks with Noah about the triumphant mood in Baghdad following the new agreement on arms inspections signed with U-N Secretary-General Kofi Annan. While President Clinton called it a victory for U-S diplomacy backed by threat of arms, the Iraqis have called it a victory for their efforts to get the hated international sanctions and arms inspections requirements changed. Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz, the chief Iraqi negotiator, today said that the excuse for US military intervention had now been lifted, and the U-S and Britain should withdraw their built-up forces in the Persian Gulf.



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