For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 16, 2003
President Bush Welcomes Unanimous UN Vote on Iraq
Statement by the President
United Nations Security Council Resolution on Iraq
I welcome today's unanimous passage of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1511. The world has an opportunity -- and a responsibility -- to help the Iraqi people build a nation that is stable, secure, and free. This resolution will help marshal even more international support for the development of a new, democratic Iraq. I look forward to continuing to work with the United Nations to aid the transition in Iraq to self-government and help the Iraqi people rebuild their nation.