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Security Council statements

[JURIST] The United Nations has released a summary of statements made Wednesday on the Iraq crisis by delegates to the UN Security Council. Recorded video of the full session is now available from C-SPAN; video of individual statements by Dr. Hans Blix , the foreign ministers of Germany , France , the Russian Federation , the United Kingdom , the United States , Iraq and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan is now available from the UN. In his closing remarks the Secretary General said:

I am sure all members of this Council will agree that we must do everything we can to mitigate this imminent disaster, which could easily lead to epidemics and starvation. Under international law, the responsibility for protecting civilians in conflict falls on the belligerents; in any area under military occupation, responsibility for the welfare of the population falls on the occupying power. Without in any way assuming or diminishing that ultimate responsibility, we in the United Nations will do whatever we can to help.
Review a printed summary of the Security Council session, now online from the UN.

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