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June 25, 1998
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The United States called on Iraq’s foreign minister to apologize for referring to a senior State Department official as a “known Jew and Zionist.” Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf criticized Martin Indyk, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs, in a letter to the U.N. Security Council this week. Al-Sahhaf wrote, “The statements of the United States Assistant Secretary of State Martin Indyk, who is a known Jew and Zionist, are simply an official and documented reaffirmation of the enmity of the United States administration toward Iraq.” U.N. Security Council President Antonio Monteiro of Portugal promised the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Bill Richardson, that he would raise the matter with Iraq’s ambassador to the United Nations.

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