Igor Ivanov Quotes
Must the UNMOVIC and IAEA inspectors continue their work in Iraq in the interest of a political settlement Have all the necessary conditions to that end been met Russia answers yes to that question. The conditions are there. The inspectors must continue their inspections. And this is a position shared by the overwhelming majority of states in the world, including within the Security Council of the United Nations.
a We do not see today any grounds for passing a U.N. resolution that would envisage or sanction the use of force against Iraq, ... We always underlined that the use of force is an extreme measure, which involves grave consequences for the country and grave international consequences, and it should only be applied in extreme situations.
After four years since the beginning of the tragedy in the Balkans, we have to recognize the painful fact that this conflict has brought nothing but grief, suffering and destruction, ... There have been no winners in this war, nor could there have been any. Everyone has lost -- the Serbs, the Croats, the Muslims and Europe as a whole.