Thursday, March 13
What's in play for the other Security Council members?
By David Usborne in New York, The Independent,14 March 2003
Divining how each member of the United Nations Security Council will come down when a vote is finally called on the new resolution on Iraq – assuming it happens – is not easy because each of them faces so many different political and financial calculations in deciding what to do.
Some countries face massive domestic pressure to vote one way, while their trade and financial needs push them in the other direction. "If you are not confused," one diplomat at the UN said, "you don't know anything about this story". [...]