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.