"What is needed now is not more declarations or promises, but action—action to fulfill the promises already made."
KOFI ANNAN, U.N. Secretary-General, proposing reforms of the international body's anti-terrorism efforts, human rights monitoring and guidelines for international conflict

"I do not want to end up with an American style of politics with us all going out there beating our chest about our faith."
TONY BLAIR, British Prime Minister, discussing the role of religion in his country's politics

"We used to be under sanctions and the economic conditions were dire, but never was...

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