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Lifting Sanctions in Iraq Raises Legal Questions

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Lifting Sanctions in Iraq Raises Legal Questions

Lifting Sanctions in Iraq Raises Legal Questions

Lifting Sanctions in Iraq Raises Legal Questions

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NPR's Michele Kelemen reports from Washington that President Bush's call Wednesday for lifting sanctions against Iraq raises legal questions for the U.N. Security Council. Technically, the sanctions are to remain in place until U.N. weapons inspectors certify Iraq is free of weapons of mass destruction. But the Bush administration seems intent on sidelining the U.N. inspection teams and is instead trying to assemble its own team of inspectors.