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President George W. Bush
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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.


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