5 September 2002
As the world tentatively approaches the anniversary of the horrendous events of last September 11 the New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters urges caution as world leaders contemplate the next steps in the war on terrorism.
“The New Zealand First Caucus has discussed the threatened attack on Iraq and will wait and see the evidence that the American President intends to presented to the United States Congress. Following that our position will be determined by the interests of humanity and not by any other considerations such as trade,” Mr. Peters said.
“Any decisions on New Zealand’s participation should be based on sound information and made by Parliament and not taken by a minority government.”