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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] In a message dated 08/11/02 16:08:48 GMT Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: > Subj:[casi] UN Approves New Resolution Ordering Iraq to Disarm > Date:08/11/02 16:08:48 GMT Standard Time > From:<A HREF="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</A> > Reply-to:<A HREF="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</A> > To:<A HREF="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</A> > First Thoughts: Well, we lost that round but France and Russia did make material changes to the resolution. We have to continue to assume that US/UK will continue to act without integrity. We did have what looks like a positive step forward in the Turkish election. The new government has made it clear(so far) that it is opposed to Turkey being used for any attack on Iraq. Saudi Arabia is more against involvement than seemed weeks ago. I think it is probably safe to assume that UN will not authorise war so we have to keep the pressure on any country which looks likely to participate in any illegal coalition which Bush may try to raise. Most of the likely countries are part of ICC. UK Law Officers have stated that any attack on Iraq without new UN resolution would be illegal. The risks that these countries would run, both government and troops, should be made clear to them. I think we should also concentrate on trying to keep the other surrounding countries defiant of US demands, congratulating Saudi Arabia and Turkey on decision to refuse, encouraging King Abdullah to remain steadfast despite US pressure, trying to encourage Qatar and Kuwait. I can't see UAE being involved but they might. I can't see Iran either. What do others think? Second thoughts will follow if I get any. It will be interesting to see what the Arab countries discuss this weekend. Chris Chris _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk