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Sanctions against Iraq Since august 1990 UN have stringent economic sanctions against Iraqi to prevent the Iraqi regime developing chemical and biological weapons to use against their neighbors What exactly are economic sanctions are the banning of the export or import or both of selected goods this means Iraq cannot buy certain goods from other countries or more importantly sell certain good to other countries The sanctions against Iraq are a violation of basic human rights they harm innocent people and deprive them of their fundamental human rights Also they damage the infrastructure of the country Finally After all these years of damage and victims the un has not achieved their aims therefore economic sanctions against Iraq must be lifted immediately let us examine more closely each of my three reasons why the sanction should be lifted firstly they have negatively impacted on innocent citizens as we all know food and medicine are the most important needs for humans to survive but the Iraqi people dont have them because of the sanctions children in their early infancy are the first victims of starvation this is because of malnourishment of their mothers whose bodies just cannot produce milk substantial diseases are caused by this malnutrition for example typhoid dysentery cancers psychological disorders cholera and many other diseases which were unknown in Iraq before the gulf crisis as a result of that over half a million children under the age of five have died why should mothers accept the death of their children why do they have to put their children to sleep without dinner in their mouth thats how economic sanctions against Iraq have negatively impacted on people another tragedy that the Iraqi people are facing is the damage to the infrastructure of the country many factories and businesses have shut down pushing people out of work some skilled workers such as engineers and technicians have deserted their jobs because selling cigarettes
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