New York votes against war without UN support

13 March 2003
New York City Council voted on 12 March against a war against Iraq unless it was the last resort. The city is one of more than 100 in the US that have now passed anti-war resolutions, highlighting the divisions in American public opinion about America's military build-up in the Gulf.

The council voted by 32-17 for a resolution which says war is permissible only if 'other options for achieving compliance with United Nations resolutions calling for the elimination of weapons of mass destruction and the means of their development have failed.'

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