In Security Council, French call for respect for law Bernard Hibbitts at 12:26 PM ET
[JURIST] Speaking Wednesday in the UN Security Council debate on the crisis in Iraq, French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin said:
it is imperative that the action of the international community should be guided by principles. First of all, respect for law. The keystone of international order, it must apply in all circumstances, but even more so when the gravest decision is to be made: to use force. Only on this condition can force be legitimate. Only on this condition can it restore order and peace.
Read his complete statement, now online in English from the French Embassy in Washington, DC.
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