- Making News: Chirac and Putin Meet in Paris
In the UN Security Council, France has been steadfast in its opposition to the Bush administration-s eagerness for military intervention. Russia, which also holds veto power, has been a question. Today, Russia-s Vladimir Putin met in Paris with Jacques Chirac. Sebastian Rotella, who is covering the story for the Los Angeles Times, says the leaders- joint declaration complicates Bush-s plans for war against Iraq.
- Reporter's Notebook: British Plagiarism, Intelligence Gathering on Iraq and US
Last week, Britain acknowledged that its dossier on Iraq-s evasion of UN weapons inspectors, praised by Colin Powell in his UN Security Council address, was not original. One source is an article by Ibrahim al-Marashi, which appeared in the Middle East Review of International Affairs last September. MERIA founder and editor Barry Rubin is critical of the plagiarism, but staunchly defense the quality of the intelligence data.
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