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UK/US to launch an attack on 13/03 regardless of UN vote outcome

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      UK/US to launch an attack on 13/03 regardless of UN vote outcome
      London's Sunday Telegraph reported that Washington and London were prepared to launch an attack immediately after a new Security Council vote, regardless of its outcome. The newspaper quoted an unnamed minister as saying: "There is a sense of immediacy. It will be two, three weeks from now. Not longer." Britain's best-selling Sun newspaper said a US-led war on Iraq could start as early as March 13, just a day after a new Iraq resolution is put to a vote at the Security Council.

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