Raw Data: Text of NATO Statement on Iraq

Following is the text of the NATO leaders' statement issued in Prague Thursday:

We, the 19 heads of state and government of NATO, meeting in Prague, have expressed our serious concern about terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Concerning Iraq, we pledge our full support for the implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1441 and call on Iraq to comply fully and immediately with this and all relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions.

We deplore Iraq's failure to comply fully with its obligations which were imposed as a necessary step to restore international peace and security and we recall that the Security Council has decided in its resolution to afford Iraq a final opportunity to comply with its disarmament obligations under relevant resolutions of the Council.

NATO allies stand united in their commitment to take effective action to assist and support the efforts of the UN to ensure full and immediate compliance by Iraq, without conditions or restrictions, with UNSCR 1441. We recall that the Security Council in this resolution has warned Iraq that it will face serious consequences as a result of its continued violation of its obligations.