Ref No67785
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Artist or CreatorDave Brown
Title or Caption[no caption]
Extent1 item
Published byThe Independent
Date24 Sep 2003
Person DepictedBush; George Walker (1946-)
Annan; Kofi
NotesNews: "President George Bush was the target of a series of stinging rebukes from other world leaders yesterday when they accused him of undermining the entire system of multilateral security by going to war in Iraq without prior Security Council authorisation. The unprecedented diplomatic fusillade was led by the French President Jacques Chirac, who used the annual General Assembly of the UN, the first time world leaders had gathered in New York since the invasion of Iraq, to blame Mr Bush for the crisis of confidence now facing the world body. By extension his criticism was also directed at Tony Blair, who was not attending. "The war, launched without the authorisation of the Security Council, shook the multilateral system," he said. "The UN has just been through one of the most grave crises in its history." M. Chirac's sentiments were echoed by Secretary General Kofi Annan, who warned that pre emptive unilateral military action without the authorisation of the UN risked leading to the law of the jungle. ..." [The Independent]
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