Un & Iraq

NPR's Ted Clark reports that the United Nations Security Council is beginning to consider a resolution that would promise severe consequences for Iraq if that nation fails to comply with its latest agreement to accede to U-N weapons inspections. The United States and Britain are enthusiastic about the resolution, but Russia, France and China are moving to head off any proposal that would trigger an automatic military response. Russia and France said they would support a resolution that promises "the severest consequences" if Iraq violates the latest agreement, but only if it clearly spelled out that any response would revert back to the Security Council for consideration.

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