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U.N. Pushing Unconventional Weapons Ban

Key Security Council nations met for the first time to discuss a new resolution aimed at preventing terrorists from getting nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, U.N. diplomats said. Russia has drafted a proposal and the United States is working on one. Diplomats said the five veto-wielding council members — the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France — met Thursday to discuss the Russian text and U.S. ideas. President Bush, French President Jacques Chirac and U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan agreed last month on the need to control unconventional weapons. If terrorists were to obtain weapons of mass destruction, Bush warned, it would “bring sudden disaster and suffering on a scale we can scarcely imagine.” Full Story

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