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For Immediate Release
August 24, 2006
November 26, 2002
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 onus is on Saddam Hussein. The Iraqi regime has one last
chance to avoid conflict.
The new UN inspection mandate will test whether the Iraqi
regime has made a strategic shift and decided to give up its weapons of
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 treated as such.
To avoid conflict, the international community must continue to
stand together. Standing together, we will remove this common threat
to the peace of the world.