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

For Immediate Release
September 24, 2002

Global Message

  • The United States and the United Kingdom are in full agreement that the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs is significant and growing.

  • Both countries agree that Iraq has developed and possesses chemical and biological weapons, has missiles with ranges beyond that permitted, and is trying hard to develop nuclear weapons.

  • Both countries recognize that Iraq has pursued WMD programs in defiance of a decade of UN Security Council Resolutions.

  • Both countries recognize that Saddam's use of WMD against civilians and others, when combined with his brutal repression opponents, leaves little doubt that his regime is a grave and gathering threat to world peace.
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