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United Nations

Asked if there was any reaction to French and Chinese comments seeking a firm deadline for withdrawal of troops in the resolution the PMOS said that it was best not to give a running commentary on negotiations at the UN. All he could say was that the feedback from the UN this morning had been that progress was being made and that the atmosphere was constructive. Asked if the Prime Minister had any plans to go to the UN the PMOS said that there were no plans in the diary for such a visit.

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  1. The U.N.would be better occupied getting ALL nation`s to ban ALL export of arm`s around the world.That would make a difference to world peace.

    Comment by george dutton — 28 Aug 2004 on 3:30 am | Link
  2. Never happen, George – especially here and in the US. We have the second largest arms export industry after the US; somehow I can’t imagine any serving PM giving the go ahead to knock it on the head; it would be economic suicide.

    Comment by PapaLazzzaru — 28 Aug 2004 on 8:33 am | Link
  3. It`s going to be economic suicide if we have to keep going into place`s like Iraq because off (mostly) selling them arm`s in the first place!.But that is unimpotant compared to the HUMAN SUFFERING it causes.To say put money before people`s live`s is EVIL.Britain sould BAN ALL ARM EXPORT`S NOW and shame the rest.

    Comment by george dutton — 28 Aug 2004 on 10:53 am | Link
  4. I quite agree; unfortunately I’m not the PM!

    Comment by PapaLazzzaru — 28 Aug 2004 on 1:39 pm | Link

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