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For Immediate Release
September 18, 2002
Saddam Hussein's regime now claims that Iraq would comply
unconditionally with UN demands.
While this is evidence that world pressure can force the Iraqi
regime to respond, it is also a return to form.
Repeatedly, Iraq's version of "without conditions" has meant
deception, delay, and disregard for the United Nations.
Saddam Hussein has repeatedly violated 16 UNSC resolutions
designed to ensure that Iraq does not pose a threat to international
peace and security.
Today the President will again consult with Congressional
leaders about Iraq, while Secretary Rumsfeld testifies on Capitol Hill
and Secretary Powell continues his discussions with UN leaders.\