Parliamentary Assembly session : 31 March – 4 April 2003 

Urgent debate on Iraq

The Parliamentary Assembly is holding, on 3 April 2003, an urgent debate on Europe and the war in Iraq. ''War is the worst thing human beings can do to one another,'' said Andreas Gross (Switzerland, SOC) when presenting to the Assembly the report he prepared on behalf of the Political Affairs Committee.

The report calls on the belligerents to put an end without delay to the hostilities and to settle the conflict within the United Nations. It also calls on neighbouring states of Iraq to refrain from any action that may complicate the existing situation.