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NATO Remains Deadlocked on Helping Turkey

Washington's effort to build a coalition for war against Iraq hit more resistance Tuesday from NATO and beyond, with allies balking and China adding its voice to calls for bolstered U.N. arms inspections.A second day of heated negotiations failed to end one of the worst crises in NATO's 53-year history: a split triggered when France, Germany and Belgium blocked U.S. plans to defend Turkey in a possible new Persian Gulf war.After behind-the-scene talks throughout the day, ambassadors from the 19 NATO countries met for only 20 minutes Tuesday evening before ending the session. Talks were to resume Wednesday morning. The 15 other alliance members support the United States."Right now we do not have a conclusion," NATO spokesman Yves Brodeur told reporters."There are a number of options that have been discussed," Brodeur said without elaborating. "Consultations between capitals" will continue through the night "to try and find common ground," he said.The division in the alliance also threat...

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