Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"But there is a method -- worked out by international law -- of resolving issues of this kind. I will not say anything new if I remind you that such decisions can be taken exclusively by the UN Security Council, and, as we know, the Security Council has discussed this question and come to the conclusion that so far there are no grounds for the use of force."
Experts PhD's, JD's (lawyers), Judges, Members of Congress, Ambassadors, Consulate Generals, heads of government, Cabinet-level positions, military generals/admirals, Chief Weapons Inspectors, members of legislative bodies with significant involvement in, or related to, the US - Iraq conflict. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, 2008-present
President of the Russian Federation, 2000-2008
Appointed first Vice-Prime Minister and later on the same day he became acting Prime Minister, Aug. 9, 1999
Head of the President's Main Audit Directorate and Presidential Deputy Chief of Staff, 1997-1998
First Deputy Presidential Business Manager, 1996-1997
First Deputy Chairman of the City Government and Chairman of the Committee for External Relations, 1994-1996
Assistant to the Rector of Leningrad State University, responsible for international affairs, 1990
Worked in the KGB (Soviet secret police), 1975-1990
Former Member, Communist Party of the Soviet Union
JD, Leningrad State University, Russia, 1975
Phone: 202-298-5700 (Russian Embassy in US) Fax: 202-298-5735 Email: None found Website:www.russianembassy.org