Developments in the Iraq crisis on Sunday:
- A top member of Turkey's governing party rejected a quick new vote on letting U.S. troops use the country to open a northern front against Iraq - a second harsh blow to U.S. war planners in as many days after Turkey's parliament rejected the U.S. deployment.
- Turkey's prime minister said parliament's failure to approve the deployment shouldn't jeopardize the relationship between Ankara and Washington, and warned Iraq not to try to capitalize on the vote.
- Iraq destroyed six more Al Samoud 2 missiles Sunday but warned it may suspend the destruction program, ordered by the United Nations, if Washington indicates it will go to war anyway.
- Inspectors take samples of materials inside eight bombs recovered by Iraq at al-Aziziya, an abandoned helicopter airfield 60 miles southeast of Baghdad where Iraq says it destroyed R-400 bombs filled with biological weapons in 1991.
- An Iraqi scientist refused to give an interview with weapons inspectors, who spoke to a biological expert a day earlier. Two other scientists on Saturday refused to be interviewed without a tape recorder or witness.
- The United Arab Emirates pressed ahead with its proposal that Arab countries persuade Saddam Hussein to step down to avert war. It submitted the proposal to a forum of Persian Gulf nations, seeking their backing.
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