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Monday, May 02, 2005

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TOP SECRET PRIME MINISTER

http://www.statewatch.org/news/2005/may/uk-iraq-war-1st-March-Memo.pdf

TOP SECRET
PRIME MINISTER
IRAQ: REGIME-CHANGE AND THE USE OF FORCE

There are three possible bases for the use of force

(a) Self-Defence;
(b) To avert an exceptionally overwhelming humanitarian disaster or catastrophe; and
(c) Via a mandate from the Security Council acting under chapter VII of the UN charter

As you are aware none of these avenues currently suffice. Iraq poses no direct threat to the United Kingdom. At best it may threaten its neighbours, however the overwhelming opinion is that the current sanctions and inspection regimes have sufficed since the Gulf War in order to contain Saddam hence significantly eliminating any danger of an imminent attack.

I understand how it is being argued that terrorists may get there hands on weapons and hence become a threat. However there must be a degree of imminence. It is important that the implications are understood before proceeding with our American partners in their doctrine for regime-change, I will be justifying what in essence may turn out to be an illegal war. However this is why it is necessary to grey the lines as much as possible.

As agreed I will be drafting this justification and it should ready in one week. If we succeed in this argument, it will set the precedent for planned future conflicts that have been discussed like Syria, Iran and Saudi Arabia. I trust this will satisfy your requirements as well as those of our partners.

ATTORNEY GENERAL
1 March 2003

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