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The United States government may be less favourable towards the
United Nations since the Iraq crisis began, but it has not
abandoned multilateralism altogether, chief UN weapons inspector
Hans Blix said Friday.
"Even if the United States are currently less well disposed to the
United Nations, they have not rejected multilateralism," Blix told
a seminar on Iraq here.
"Nobody can make progress in the today's world without support from
multilateral institutions and organisations," he said.
Blix acknowledged that Washington had sidestepped the UN Security
Council in its launch of military operations in Iraq, but he said
US foreign policy was more nuanced elsewhere.
For example, Blix said the United States "favours a multilateral
approach in North Korea, and rejects a bilateral approach", adding
this is "a bit ironic" - Sapa-AFP