Six Years Ago Today

From the UN News Center’s February 5, 2003 report.

Armed with satellite images, transcripts of intercepted telephone conversations and other intelligence data, United States Secretary of State Colin Powell today presented the United Nations Security Council with what he called “solid” evidence that showed Iraq still has not complied with resolutions calling for it to disarm.

“My colleagues, every statement I make today is backed up by sources, solid sources. These are not assertions. What we’re giving you are facts and conclusions based on solid intelligence,” Mr. Powell told the ministerial-level session of the 15-member body. Before hearing Mr. Powell’s presentation, the Council members decided to grant Iraq’s request to allow its representative sit at the Council table and make a statement at the end of the meeting.

h/t IntLawGrrls