No. Nyet. Non. Through The Years With The U.N. Veto

Even if the U.S. finds a way of getting nine members of the U.N. Security Council to approve an Iraq resolution, the likelihood is that at least one nation will veto it. The veto, a privilege of the Council's five permanent members, has been exercised 252 times since the U.N. was founded in 1945. It has killed many U.N. initiatives over the years, though it occasionally has been circumvented. But if the U.S. heads for Iraq in spite of a veto by France or another permanent member of the Security Council, it would mark the first time a Council member flouted...

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