4,735. 3/12/2003

As stated in “The Report of the Iraq Inquiry – Executive Summary”: “252. When he discussed the options with Mr Straw early on 12 March, Mr Blair decided that the UK would continue to support the US.
253. During Prime Minister’s Questions on 12 March, Mr Blair stated:
‘I hope that even now those countries that are saying they would use their veto no matter what the circumstances will reconsider and realize that by doing so they put at risk not just the disarmament of Saddam, but the unity of the United Nations.’ “

 – Commissioned by the Prime Minister The Right Honourable Gordon Brown MP, “The Report of the Iraq Inquiry: Executive Summary,” IraqInquiry.org.uk, March 12, 2003

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