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Foreign Minister Calls for Sanctions of U.S. Soldiers

May 7, 2004

NICARAGUAN Foreign Minister Norman Caldera this week prepared a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell asking that the United States apply “drastic sanctions” to the U.S. soldiers found responsible for mistreating Iraqi prisoners, said Oscar García, communications director for the Foreign Ministry.As a member of the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq, Nicaragua felt obliged to convey its disgust at the recent revelation of photos that show U.S. soldiers allegedly torturing and humiliating Iraqi soldiers, according to the Foreign Ministry.

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