Israel Intelligence chief: UN veto would not prevent war

The Jerusalem Post

9 March 2003

A UN Security Council veto would not stop the US from launching a war to disarm Iraq, the chief of Israeli military intelligence said today.

Maj.-Gen. Aharon Ze'evi (Farkash) made the assessment in a briefing to the Israeli cabinet. He predicted a war would likely erupt by next week.

The US and Britain are expected to call for a new Security Council vote this week to set a March 17 deadline for Iraq to comply with a resolution demanding that it disarm of weapons of mass destruction.