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Excerpts from the Press Gaggle by Ari Fleischer September 23, 2002 (Full transcript)

QUESTION: Has Powell or Dr. Rice or anybody -- have you all heard any reaction from Iraq's new announcement on Saturday about not wanting the new -- do you feel like your making progress as a result of that?

MR. FLEISCHER: No, but I saw Iraq this morning said that another United Nations Security Council resolution would be wicked. How can Iraq pretend to be for unconditional inspections when they say the United Nations must do nothing, otherwise the world is wicked? The expressed opinions of the world would be wicked? I think once again that shows further Iraqi defiance of the United Nations Security Council. And the question that remains is, what path will the Security Council pursue.