- The Washington Times - Monday, January 23, 2006

New York, Dec. 17, 1998 (CNN)

China and Russia reacted angrily Thursday to the U.S.-British attack on Iraq, calling it a violation of the U.N. charter, while France warned that the Iraqi people would suffer “grave consequences” as a result of the bombing… “Nobody has the right to act on their own in the name of the United Nations and even less to pretend to be the judge of the entire world,” [Russian Foreign Minister Igor] Ivanov said … “The United States has not received permission from the U.N. Security Council and took unilateral action in using force against Iraq, violating the U.N. charter and international principles,” [Chinese] Foreign Ministry spokesman Sun Yuxi said.

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