The international community is speaking with one voice, and the
United Nations is living up to its founding purpose.
Security Council nations worked hard to meet each others'
concerns. Fifteen nations agreed on a strong, principled resolution
that makes clear what the Iraqi regime must do to meet its obligations
to the international community.
This resolution is the final test of Saddam's willingness to
disarm and end his twenty-year quest for weapons of mass destruction.
The Security Council reconfirmed that Iraq has been and remains
in material breach of its international obligations and reminds Iraq
that there will be serious consequences for any additional breach.
The goal is simple: to fully and finally end Iraq's illegal
weapons programs. Any and all non-compliance by the regime will be
very serious, and will be treated as such.