He also warned Washington that democracy could not be imposed at the barrel of a gun and that war could increase terrorism, particularly if the US failed to work harder for a settlement of the Palestinian conflict.
'It will be that much more difficult for the EU to co-operate fully and on a large scale -- also in the longer-term reconstruction process -- if events unfold without proper UN cover and if the [EU] member states remain divided,' Patten said. Patten is a Conservative former cabinet minister and last governor of Hong Kong before it returned to China.
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