Jack Straw Quotes


40 Jack Straw quotes:



"Let there be no doubt that any failure by Iraq to comply with its obligations will lead to serious consequences, ... For it is only the credible threat of force which has brought Iraq this far today."
Author: Straw Quotes Category: Consequences Quotes
"I know too that the only reason we have got any cooperation at all out of Iraq is because of the credible threat of force."
Author: Straw Quotes Category: Cooperation Quotes
"Iraq has no history of democracy."
Author: Straw Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"Those residents who are there should consider leaving unless their presence there is essential, ... British citizens who remain should exercise extreme caution, especially in public places."
Author: Straw Quotes Category: Exercise Quotes
"Agreement has now been reached that negotiations on Turkey's accession to the European Union can and will begin in the very near future."
Author: Straw Quotes Category: Agreement Quotes
"Rigid pan-European working limits on hours will not deliver health and safety for our work force, particularly where the rules are unevenly applied."
Author: Straw Quotes Category: Force Quotes
"We are awaiting the police assessment of the video,"
Author: Straw Quotes Category: Police Quotes
"There has to come a moment when our patience must run out, and we are now near that point with Iraq,"
Author: Straw Quotes Category: Patience Quotes
"What we need is action. The problem for the European Union is that we can only go at the pace of the slowest. Therefore, there is a special responsibility on the countries which have failed so far implementing measures to get moving,"
Author: Straw Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"targeting was very careful and that action was proportionate."
Author: Straw Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"They are not, and almost everybody accepts this, entitled to engage in seeking to disrupt the way our democracy operates by violence or threats of violence."
Author: Straw Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"Delay would give Saddam the clearest possible signal that his strategy is succeeding, ... It would tell him that the international community lacks the will to disarm him."
Author: Straw Quotes Category: Delay Quotes
"Coming just days before the presidential elections, it looks like yet another attempt by the Mugabe regime to obstruct the conduct of the election and the ability of the people of Zimbabwe to choose, freely and fairly, who should lead them."
Author: Straw Quotes Category: Elections Quotes
"Normally, you get agreement in the end,"
Author: Straw Quotes Category: Agreement Quotes
"The government of Iraq has to be from the people of Iraq and by the people of Iraq, of course with the support of the coalition and with the support of the United Nations and of the international community."
Author: Straw Quotes Category: Government Quotes
"We can't get into a situation of bargaining with terrorists because this would put many more people's lives at risk, not only in Iraq but around the world,"
Author: Straw Quotes Category: Risk Quotes
"Saddam's weapons pose a grave threat to international peace and security, ... We must not shrink from our commitment."
Author: Straw Quotes Category: Commitment Quotes
"I really don't think it would be wise to speculate in an abstract way about the circumstances in which it might be on the agenda."
Author: Straw Quotes Category: Circumstance Quotes
"Agreement has now been reached that negotiations on Turkey's accession to the European Union can and will begin in the very near future,"
Author: Straw Quotes Category: Agreement Quotes
"Kofi Annan has already been instrumental in pushing forward that debate in the United Nations. I firmly support his efforts. A successful United Nations Summit next week presents the international community with a real opportunity to secure the necessary change."
Author: Straw Quotes Category: Debate Quotes



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