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NEWS: Blair seeks UN resolution on Iraq

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posted on Apr, 16 2004 @ 12:50 AM
After a meeting with UN Secretary Kofi Annan, Brittish Prime Minister Tony Blair has said he is seeking a UN resolution to ensure the handover of power in Iraq on June 30th.

"After meeting UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in New York, Mr Blair said there was now a common purpose in the international community over Iraq.

He also denied being disappointed with the US endorsement of Israel's plan for withdrawal from Gaza.

The talks came ahead of Mr Blair's meeting with President Bush on Friday."

Blair seeks UN resolution on Iraq

posted on Apr, 16 2004 @ 12:56 AM
UNITED NATIONS (CNN) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair says a new United Nations Security Council resolution is needed to help ensure the creation of a stable and democratic government in Iraq.

"Blair, the strongest supporter of U.S. President George W. Bush in the war in Iraq, spoke after meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan at U.N. headquarters in New York Thursday.

Blair said Britain was determined to see a transition to a stable, prosperous and sovereign Iraq state, and saw the United Nations playing a key role in this process."

Blair sees wider U.N. Iraq role

posted on Apr, 16 2004 @ 01:01 AM
"The Prime Minister has insisted that Britain remains in agreement with the US over the crisis in Iraq.

Mr Blair told a news conference in New York that the two countries "share the common aim and purpose" of restoring stability to the war-torn country.

Speaking ahead of talks with President Bush, he denied claims of a transatlantic rift over how to deal with the increase in violence in Iraq.


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