"We just hope it will not get to that stage," said Alan, 27, who is part of the United Nations Special Commission
on Iraq (UNSCOM).
A recent report by a United Nations special commission
has scuppered Iraq's hopes of an early end to the oil embargo, which could have meant the difference between life or death to the many thousands of vulnerable Iraqis currently existing in poverty and squalor, especially children and the elderly.
Mr Fatchett also said the UN Security Council would discuss Saddam's latest clash with the United Nations Special Commission
Saddam must refrain from interfering with the "independence and professionalism" of the United Nations Special Commission
A statement issued at the end of a six-hour parliament session said: "The National Assembly calls for stopping co-operation" with the United Nations Special Commission
, which is charged with overseeing the elimination of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.
The head of the United Nations Special Commission
(UNSCOM), Mr Richard Butler, broke off talks and left Baghdad yesterday after his plan to accelerate the dismantling of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction was rejected.
The UN Security Council will allow the lifting of the sanctions only after Mr Butler's United Nations Special Commission
certifies that Iraq has no more illegal weapons.