Joint Russian-German-French statement on Iraq Bernard Hibbitts at 2:50 PM ET
[JURIST] An English translation of Monday's joint communique by UN Security Council veto-holders Russia, Germany and France insisting that all the avenues opened by UN Security Council Resolution 1441 have not yet been explored, calling for more time and support for UN weapons inspectors in Iraq, and labeling war a "last resort" is now online from Reuters. The original French version is posted on the website of the French Presidency. In a related development Monday, France, Belgium and Germany vetoed NATO plans to prepare to defend Turkey in case of war with Iraq. Listen to the NATO Secretary-General's press conference [recorded audio] from Monday afternoon.
Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible, ad-free format.