PM Should Tell NZ About US Approach
16 September 2001
National calls on the Prime Minister to
advise whether New Zealand has been approached by the United
States Government regarding its support of any action
against last week's terrorist attack, National's Acting
Leader Bill English said.
"The Prime Minister's public
comments emphasising the role of the United Nations Council
leave the Government's position in doubt.
Minister should also explain what instructions she has given
Foreign Minister Phil Goff on his trip around NATO
capitals. "In the Gulf war, another US initiated action,
New Zealand was approached to join in a 'coalition of the
willing'. The Prime Minister should advise whether this has
occurred, and if so, what her response was," Mr English
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