came in, and he was also asked a similar question about what comes next, he said that the Security Council will have
its views on that. He was asked, well, what recommendations might he make, and he said that he would like to listen
to the Council first. So, I think first we would like to see agreement reached within the Council, an idea put forward for
the Secretary-General to implement, and then we’d react to that.
Question: Was there any suggestion by Dr. Rice about a further role by the United Nations beyond
Spokesman: That subject was discussed; at least they did put forward some ideas. But we’re not prepared
at this time to go public with what was said and it is a matter for the Council as a whole to make recommendations.
Question: Why does the Secretary-General feel the need to emphasize the need to maintain the territorial
integrity of Iraq in this context?
Spokesman: Why do you say he’s failed to mention that when it was in his letter to the Council on the
Spokesman: Yes, Mr. Abade?
Question: Fred, on that question, whenever the Secretary-General is asked a question about the
administration of Iraq post-conflict, he shows very great caution. Is that because he is aware that there may be
disagreement among the members of the Council on this issue?
Spokesman: I don’t think he sees it as his role to define what the UN should be doing in post-war Iraq. That’s
a matter for the Security Council. Should Council members ask him for his views, he’d be happy to provide them.
But, as for now, he does not want to get out in front discussing something that the Council itself has not discussed in
detail. Yes, Michael?
Question: Fred, forgive me if you’ve gone over this already. Could you tell us what of substance might have
happened between the Secretary-General and the various heads of humanitarian agencies early today?
Spokesman: That is just taking place now. We don’t expect any dramatic announcements after that
meeting. It’s mainly a consultation for the purpose of coordinating their work. Should you wish to speak to any of the
heads of the agencies or programmes who are here, we suggest you contact their New York offices to see if they’d be
willing to speak to you. But, I think they went in at
11:45 a.m., and they must be going at least until 1 p.m., I believe.
Question: And also Fred, according to Central Command today, several of the 10 missiles that the Iraqis