[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1998, Book II)]
[September 9, 1998]
[Pages 1551-1552]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

Statement on the United Nations Security Council Vote on Iraq
September 9, 1998

    I applaud the decisive and unanimous vote by the United Nations 
Security Council to suspend the review of sanctions against Iraq until 
Baghdad resumes full cooperation with the international weapons 
inspectors. Far from hastening the day sanctions are lifted, Iraq's 
failure to honor its obligations will prolong the sanctions, constrain 
Iraq from acquiring resources to rebuild its military, and keep the 
Iraqi economy under tight international control. The

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Security Council has made crystal clear that the burden remains on Iraq 
to declare and destroy all its nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons 
and the missiles to deliver them.