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InvisibleXlea321
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UN: Iraq war was illegal
    #3141816 - 09/16/04 01:55 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Iraq war was illegal and breached UN charter, says Annan

Ewen MacAskill and Julian Borger in Washington
Thursday September 16, 2004
The Guardian

The United Nations secretary general, Kofi Annan, declared explicitly for the first time last night that the US-led war on Iraq was illegal.
Mr Annan said that the invasion was not sanctioned by the UN security council or in accordance with the UN's founding charter. In an interview with the BBC World Service broadcast last night, he was asked outright if the war was illegal. He replied: "Yes, if you wish."

He then added unequivocally: "I have indicated it was not in conformity with the UN charter. From our point of view and from the charter point of view it was illegal."

Mr Annan has until now kept a tactful silence and his intervention at this point undermines the argument pushed by Tony Blair that the war was legitimised by security council resolutions.

Mr Annan also questioned whether it will be feasible on security grounds to go ahead with the first planned election in Iraq scheduled for January. "You cannot have credible elections if the security conditions continue as they are now," he said.

His remarks come amid a marked deterioration of the situation on the ground, an upsurge of violence that has claimed 200 lives in four days and raised questions over the ability of the interim Iraqi government and the US-led coalition to maintain control over the country.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1305709,00.html


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Re: UN: Iraq war was illegal [Re: Xlea321]
    #3142187 - 09/16/04 03:12 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Hmmm. Well at least we know that what Sudan is doing IS legal.


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Re: UN: Iraq war was illegal [Re: Xlea321]
    #3142511 - 09/16/04 05:30 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Maybe somebody should forward this to lord goldsmith Al?!  :grin:


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Re: UN: Iraq war was illegal [Re: Xlea321]
    #3142942 - 09/16/04 11:43 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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international law??...id better get my lawyer!!
[king george]




annans' assertion is of course correct...but if the international community wishes for the rule-of-law to prevail..then they better start making bombs...


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Re: UN: Iraq war was illegal [Re: Divided_Sky]
    #3142967 - 09/16/04 11:52 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Sooo true, why are they sitting on there hands with Iran?  with N. korea, AND with  the Sudan?  They were so busy getting paid off by Sadaam, they did'nt want to stop a good thing. :rolleyes: :nonono: :shake: :nonono: :shake: :guns: :headbanger: :guns: :machinegun: :machinegun: :machinegun: :machinegun: :machinegun: :laser: :laser: :laser: :machinegun: :laser: :machinegun: :laser: :machinegun: :laser: :murder: :murder: :murder:


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Re: UN: Iraq war was illegal [Re: GazzBut]
    #3142986 - 09/16/04 11:59 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

:laugh:

:thumbup:


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Re: UN: Iraq war was illegal [Re: thatbig]
    #3143356 - 09/16/04 01:53 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

all of your emoticons have changed my mind, I support bush now........


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