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House Democrats Come to Annan's Defense

Wednesday, 08 December 2004 12:00 AM

It was signed by 19 Democrats and independent Rep. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

On Monday, Democratic Reps. John Conyers of Michigan and Donald Payne of New Jersey sent a letter to House colleagues in support of Annan.

``To decide that the secretary-general must resign is an absolutely premature conclusion to draw when there is no evidence or even allegations that the secretary-general profited from the oil-for-food program,'' they said.

The program allowed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to sell oil and use the proceeds to buy food, medical supplies and other humanitarian items. Congressional committees are investigating allegations that Saddam manipulated the program to generate illicit income and win influence with foreign officials.

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It was signed by 19 Democrats and independent Rep. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. On Monday, Democratic Reps. John Conyers of Michigan and Donald Payne of New Jersey sent a letter to House colleagues in support of Annan. ``To decide that the secretary-general must resign is...
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