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U.S. to Introduce Resolution on Artifacts

May 06, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

The United States has prepared a U.N. Security Council resolution asking nations to be on the alert for and to return any Iraqi relics looted from the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, diplomats said.

The envoys had expected the measure to be introduced this week but said it might be delayed. Other diplomats said it could be combined with a larger resolution on lifting sanctions against Iraq.

The museum was plundered over several days in April, after the fall of President Saddam Hussein. The resolution would call on countries to not allow any imports of Iraqi antiquities and to return any they discover to the museum, the envoys said.

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