The White House, President George W. Bush Click to print this document

For Immediate Release
September 23, 2002

Global Message

  • The President is resolved in confronting the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's regime and is asking Congress to support his firm stand.

  • Meanwhile, the UN Security Council must act to enforce its own resolutions. The UN's credibility is at stake as it responds to the President's call for international action to achieve Iraqi disarmament.


  • In the Middle East, Israel's recent actions in Ramallah have not been helpful either in reducing terrorist violence or in promoting Palestinian reforms.
  • The administration urges Israel to consider carefully the consequences of its actions on reaching the vision for peace in the region outlined by President Bush.
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