UN Resolution on Iraq..

  1. 13. Recalls, in that context, that the Council has repeatedly warned Iraq that it will face serious consequences as a result of its continued violations of its obligations; (Nov 8th, 2002)

    Text of resolution can be seen at: http://www.cnn.com/2002/US/11/08/res...ext/index.html

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    All 15 member states of the Security Council voted in favor of the resolution.
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  3. by   pickledpepperRN
    And from todays news:

    The first reason for its existence listed in the Preamble to the Charter of the United Nations is "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind."

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2830447.stm
    In quotes: reactions to Blix report
    Foreign ministers are delivering their reactions at the United Nations to the latest reports on Iraq's progress on disarmament.
    Here is a selection of quotes:


    German Foreign Minister Joschka Fisher

    "Peaceful disarmament is possible and there is a real alternative to war."

    "We stand united in our condemnation of the Iraqi regime - where we have different views is our strategy how to achieve total disarmament of Iraq."

    "We see no need for a second resolution."


    Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Shara

    "Iraq has cooperated actively."

    "[Iraq's destruction of al-Samoud II missiles] is a tangible and material evidence of this co-operation that can neither be considered deceptive nor insignificant."


    Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Ernesto Derbez

    "Mexico is convinced that all roads must be explored... and that every opportunity must be taken advantage of to resolve this matter peacefully."

    "[Iraq must] rapidly change its attitude."


    US Secretary of State Colin Powell

    "I still find what I heard this morning a catalogue of non-co-operation."

    "The clock continues to tick and the consequences of Saddam Hussein's continued refusal to disarm will be very, very real."

    "If Iraq wanted to disarm, the co-operation would be voluntary and even enthusiastic, not coerced."

    "We believe that the resolution that has been put forward for action by the council is appropriate and in the very near future we should bring it before this council for a vote."


    Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov

    "Now we need not new Security Council resolutions... we need the active support of inspectors in carrying out their tasks."

    "Russia is firmly in favour of continuing and strengthening the work of inspectors."

    "The UN must emerge from the Iraq crisis not weakened and divided, but united and strengthened."


    French Foreign Minister Dominique Galouzeau de Villepin

    "Significant evidence of real disarmament has been observed."

    "Why choose division when our unity and resolve are leading Iraq to get rid of its weapons of mass destruction?"

    "France will not let a resolution pass that authorises the automatic use of force."

    "No-one ignores the cruelty of this dictatorship and the need to do everything to promote human rights, but that was not the aim of Resolution 1441."


    Chinese Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan

    "Resolution 1441 has been implemented smoothly on the whole with progress made and results achieved."

    "As long as we stick to the road of political settlement, the goal of destroying Iraq's weapons of mass destruction could still be achieved."

    "We are not in favour of a new resolution, particularly one authorising the use of force."

    "Let them [the inspectors] continue inspections and find out the truth, until they complete the mandate of [UN resolution] 1441."


    Chilean Foreign Minister Soledad Alvear

    "We are convinced that this last opportunity for peace passes through strengthening inspections in Iraq with clear deadlines and concrete demands in keeping with the sense of urgency in resolution 1441."

    "The use of force can only by invoked once all peaceful means to disarm Iraq have been exhausted."


    Spanish Foreign Minister Ana Palacio

    "Disarming Iraq is not a question of more inspectors or more time, this, to quote a French thinker, is merely a strategy of impotence."

    "[Saddam Hussein's] strategy remains the same - to fool us."

    "We all want peace but we want a peace that is safe and that guarantees... these weapons will not fall in the hands of terrorists who can use them for their own ends."


    UK Foreign Minister Jack Straw

    "Nobody, not one minister before this council... has said that Iraq is now fully, actively and immediately in compliance with [UN resolution] 1441."

    "The progress that has been reported represents only the tip of a huge iceberg of unfinished business."

    "The only way we are going to achieve the disarmament of a rogue regime... is by backing our diplomacy with a credible threat of force."


    Story from BBC NEWS:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/h...st/2830447.stm

    Published: 2003/03/07 18:33:19

    BBC MMIII

    http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/0307-09.htm
    http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/07/in...7WEB-BTEX.html
    http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/07/in...st/07IRAQ.html
    http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/07/politics/07CONG.html
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story...909795,00.html
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story...909862,00.html
    Last edit by pickledpepperRN on Mar 7, '03
  4. by   Mkue
    Spanish Foreign Minister Ana Palacio

    "Disarming Iraq is not a question of more inspectors or more time, this, to quote a French thinker, is merely a strategy of impotence."

    "[Saddam Hussein's] strategy remains the same - to fool us."

    "We all want peace but we want a peace that is safe and that guarantees... these weapons will not fall in the hands of terrorists who can use them for their own ends."

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2830447.stm
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    Spain FM Ana Palacio today on the UN floor. Her entire speech was just riviting. (outstanding)
    Last edit by mkue on Mar 7, '03
  5. by   Mkue
    UK Foreign Minister Jack Straw

    "Nobody, not one minister before this council... has said that Iraq is now fully, actively and immediately in compliance with [UN resolution] 1441."

    "The progress that has been reported represents only the tip of a huge iceberg of unfinished business."

    "The only way we are going to achieve the disarmament of a rogue regime... is by backing our diplomacy with a credible threat of force."

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2830447.stm

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    I did hear some applause after his speech, very emotional and passionate today.
  6. by   pickledpepperRN
    Will Durst
    03.04.03 - The Bush Administration has had it up to HERE with Hans Blix (yeah, like that's his real name) for reporting to the UN that his wacky band of weapons inspectors have found no evidence of any Weapons of Mass Destruction while inspecting for weapons in Iraq. Which to the administration's way of thinking, is proof positive weapons are being hidden over there.
    Saddam is in one of those rare lose-lose-lose situations. Damned if the UN Weapons Inspectors find weapons, damned if they don't find weapons and damned if Dubyah's approval rating falls below 50%. Thinly disguising his disgust for the commie pinko yellow rat bastard concept of International coalition building, Bush implied the UN blue hats were a "wussy blue," airlifted Blix a case of Dr. Dean Edell's prescription eyeglasses, then whined in front of the cameras, "this is like the rerun of a bad movie and I don't feel like watching it again." Boy, has he finally inadvertently placed his finger on the faltering pulse of America, or what?

    See, the deal is, Bush KNOWS Saddam's got weapons over there. Feels it deep down in his bones. How can he so sure? Because his Daddy sold the weapons to him, that's why.
    It's like when your Aunt Hoogolah gave you that nice red sweater with the green snowmen appliques on it for Christmas and you neglected to wear it at the next holiday get- together. That's what this is all about. "Hey, where's the sweater my dad gave you, you ungrateful creep? What, did you drop it off at Goodwill, you no-good SOB?"
    Bush just wants to see the red sweater. Of course, maybe Saddam re- gifted it. If I were the weapons inspectors inspecting for weapons, I would march right across the border and check the bottom shelf of Syria's hall closet behind the spare tablecloths.
    2003 WorkingForChange.com
  7. by   Mkue
    Anticipating the inspectors' reports, Bush last night issued this challenge: "In New York tomorrow, the United Nations Security Council will receive an update from the chief weapons inspector. The world needs him to answer a single question: Has the Iraqi regime fully and unconditionally disarmed as required by [UN] Resolution 1441, or has it not?'"

    According to Bush, the answer is "no." And he said that Resolution 1441, passed unanimously by the council in November, was Hussein's last chance to conform to 16 previous UN resolutions passed since the 1991 Gulf War that required him to disarm.

    http://www.rferl.org/nca/features/20...2003161920.asp
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  8. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by spacenurse
    Will Durst
    03.04.03

    - Bush just wants to see the red sweater. Of course, maybe Saddam re- gifted it.
    :chuckle I always enjoy your posts spacenurse
  9. by   pickledpepperRN
    mkue:
    I enjoy yours too!
  10. by   Mkue
    Forget the 15-0 vote in the United Nations Security Council and all the hair-splitting aerobics that went into euchring aboard the likes of the People's Republic of China, Russia, Germany and France.

    Forget the baloney about what constitutes material breaches of this and previous U.N. resolutions binding Iraq after it lost the Persian Gulf War that it started.

    http://www.newsmax.com/archives/arti...9/132510.shtml
  11. by   pickledpepperRN
    http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/08/in...t&position=top

    March 8, 2003

    Beyond Iraq, U.N. Is Issue

    By PATRICK E. TYLER

    NITED NATIONS, March 7-"It is quite clear that the way in which we resolve this problem will determine not just the future of Iraq," Russia's foreign
    minister, Igor S. Ivanov, told the Security Council today.

    As foreign ministers of the Council's 15 member nations gathered in New York, on the morning after President Bush began preparing the American people for
    war, they seemed to be fighting for their institution as much as over Iraq.

    Joschka Fischer, the German foreign minister, said, "The Security Council-in fact, we all-face an important decision, probably a historic turning point."

    History will turn, he implied, on what the Council members do now, whether they hang together as a world body or splinter apart in bitter dissent over American
    war plans in Iraq.

    No one mentioned it publicly, but some members said they were also thinking about North Korea. If the Security Council cannot play the primary authorizing
    role in Iraq, it might throw the international system off balance in trying to unite in preventing the Korean peninsula from becoming a zone of nuclear threat and
    competition....
  12. by   Mkue
    http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/08/in...t&position=top

    History will turn, he implied, on what the Council members do now, whether they hang together as a world body or splinter apart in bitter dissent over American
    war plans in Iraq.
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    That is a good article spacenurse, I almost posted it earlier.

    On another thread "UK opinion poll" Susy posted something that I think is relevant to this statement above. I think it's the third post.
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/08/in...t&position=top

    If the Security Council cannot play the primary authorizing
    role in Iraq, it might throw the international system off balance in trying to unite in preventing the Korean peninsula from becoming a zone of nuclear threat and
    competition....
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    I think that is a serious concern.
  13. by   Mkue
    UNITED NATIONS, March 8-"Relevance" has become the buzzword of the Iraqi crisis. From the president on down, leading Bush administration officials have declared that if the United Nations, as it approaches the age of 58, cannot decide to make its authority felt on Iraq, it may as well resign itself to being a debating society, albeit one with a $1.45 billion annual budget.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/09/in...st/09NATI.html
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  14. by   fergus51
    Relevance is the stupid part of this whole issue. Either the UN bows to the US/UK and stays relevant in our eyes, but becomes irrelevant to everyone else because it is simply a US mouthpiece, OR, member states vote how they want and the US/UK do what they want anyways thus making the UN irrelevant. Can anyone tell me how this could possibly be resolved in a positive way cause it seems pretty lose-lose to me....

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