Thursday | September 26, 2002
Britain trying to restraing US
The UK delegation at the UN is trying to prevent the US from introducing a UN Security Council resolution all but guaranteed to fail. The US wants a resolution that warns Iraq that any "failure" would result in military action. France and Russia view that language (correctly) as a naked attempt to seek justification for war.
Bush: "The UN delegation asked for Pepsi. They got Coke. This Iraqi failure cannot stand. Send in the bombs!"
Diplomats at UN headquarters in New York warned that an overly aggressive draft resolution could quickly doom all hope of seeing a return of the arms inspectors to Iraq. Such an outcome would have unprecedented diplomatic consequences and leave the US free to pursue war, giving Mr Blair an agonising dilemma over whether to join military action.Posted September 26, 2002 08:35 AM | Comments (0)