Sanctions

Secretary of State Colin Powell sought support for revised sanctions against Iraq while in the Middle East this week. New sanctions would include easing restrictions on Iraqi imports of civilian goods while tightening controls over military technology transfers — that would mean reinstating U.N. weapons inspectors. Iraq called the revised sanctions "rubish", saying they would never allow weapons inspectors back in the country. Robert Siegel talks with Meghan L. O'Sullivan about the effects of sanctions on Iraq and what the revised sanctions mean. O'Sullivan is a fellow at the Brooking Institution, specializing in economic sanctions, and co-author of the book Honey and Vinegar: Incentives, Sanctions and Foreign Policy.

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