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He said his understanding of the Indian position was that India wanted the crisis overcome peacefully and for this a resolution should come through the United Nations. The U.S. too shared the same view, he said and agreed with the majority of protesters across the world. ``The U.S. is trying to resolve the crisis peacefully if at all this is possible.'' The spokesperson asserted that the last Security Council Resolution, No.1441, was enough to act against Iraq since that country was in material breach of this Resolution. Besides, Iraq had not complied with any of the Resolutions, right from No. 687, which was brought in in 1991, after the comprehensive defeat of Iraq in Operation Desert Storm. A 17th resolution would not have been necessary had Iraq complied with the earlier resolutions.
Asked why a new resolution was needed, he said this was to remove the doubts from the minds of the people all over the world.
He was interacting with the media at the Press Club here.
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