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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] (I wonder whether Lord Goldmith will be accompanying Blair in the Azores) -pg >From Reuters Oct 02, 2003 Two of Britain’s most senior legal figures have warned Prime Minister Tony Blair that military action against Iraq to force a regime change would breach international law, the Financial Times said on Monday. The newspaper said Attorney General Lord Peter Goldsmith and Solicitor General Harriet Harman had given Blair confidential advice that international law would allow military action in “limited circumstances” to support UN resolutions. “But it rules out war to achieve regime change,” it said. The legal advice puts Britain in a potentially difficult situation if it does end up supporting the United States alone in a military attack on Iraq, the paper added. Officials at Blair’s Downing Street Office could not confirm the legal advice and said they had no comment on the report. The Financial Times did not say when the advice was given, nor did it give its sources for the information. (Reuters 062348 GMT Oct 02) _______________________________________________ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk