Thursday, March 24, 2005 News - Politics - 'Cover-up' claims over lord's letter

"On March 18, 2003, Elizabeth Wilmshurst, the Foreign Office deputy legal adviser, wrote a letter of resignation. In it she said: "I regret that I cannot agree that it is lawful to use force against Iraq without a second Security Council resolution. I cannot in conscience go along with the advice which asserts the legitimacy of military action without such a resolution." But the Foreign Office censored out two crucial sentences in the version it published."

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