For more than ten years, the regime in Iraq has built the case
against itself with continual failure to meet the demands of the UN.
And for the past four years, Saddam Hussein has been able to pursue
weapons of mass murder unchecked by UN inspections.
Iraq's version of "without conditions" has meant deception, delay, and
disregard for the UN. This weekend, the regime again tried to limit
the sites open to investigation.
Saddam's regime has repeatedly
violated 16 UNSC resolutions designed to ensure that Iraq does not pose
a threat to international peace and security.
We will continue to
work with the UN and member nations toward a strong Security Council
resolution that demands Iraqi compliance with their UN obligations and
make clear the consequences of non-compliance.