Moscow: "We Can't Accept Ultimatums"

Russian Ambassador to the U.N. Sergei Lavrov on the seriousness of the consequences if the U.S. acts against Iraq without U.N. approval

The intense diplomatic battle that has been raging at the U.N. is coming to a close. A vote may be imminent on a proposed British resolution declaring that Saddam Hussein has missed his final chance to comply with U.N. demands to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction unless he meets several final "benchmarks." They include announcing in Arabic on television that Iraq possesses such weapons and allowing dozens of scientists to be interviewed outside of Iraq.

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