1,079. 1/15/1998

British House of Commons leader Robin Cook recalled: “I had seen a minute of January 1998 to [U.K. Prime Minister] Tony Blair from John Holmes, his then international Private Secretary, written during the confrontation with Iraq over weapons inspections, which reminded the Prime Minister that he had already assured President [Bill] Clinton, ‘If a Resolution were unachievable, there would certainly be support here for further action.’ On that occasion Saddam’s subsequent refusal to cooperate with the weapons inspectors provoked unanimous condemnation by the [UN] Security Council.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Robin Cook, The Point of Departure, Page 206

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