Senate Passes Resolution Condemning Iraq

The Senate approved a resolution Tuesday condemning Iraq’s imprisonment of two Americans and urged President Clinton to “take all appropriate action to assure their prompt release.”

The resolution, which passed 99-0, said the arrest of the two civilians after they entered Iraqi territory from Kuwait, “worsens already strained relations” between Iraq and the United States.

Iraq responded to the furor over its decision to imprison the Americans by saying they could appeal their sentences.

The “sense of the Senate” resolution is non-binding.

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