Ah, that's much clearer now Danny! But those last two paras:
"The US administration is heading the illegal occupation of Iraq, and is threatening action against Iran, Syria and North Korea. The state visit will be seen as an endorsement by the people of this country of this policy.
We demand that the government retract this invitation"
should still be in the [cite] tag.
My first post did actually use < so I don't know what went wrong.