Friday, April 02, 2004

Iraq war fed terror threat, says UN official: "The Iraq war increased the danger of global terrorism by alienating moderate Muslims and diverting resources from the hunt for terrorists, Australia's most senior official at the United Nations said yesterday. Assistant Secretary-General Ramesh Thakur told a seminar in Federal Parliament that far from dealing with terrorism, the war had fed the threat by estranging large parts of the Islamic world from the US. Professor Thakur said the war had damaged US relations with the UN and with Europe and left the world's most powerful nation more isolated than at any time in recent memory."

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