The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia. More…

We had gone to the Security Council. We had, first of all, gone to ECOWAS. We had made the point to ECOWAS. They agreed. We had made the point to the African Union and we had also advanced this to the Security Council and we had obtained the acquiescence of at least three members. France, to a great extent. Russia and China had no real objections. They normally don't get involved.

You know, a lot of people don't know - they think the Security Council sits there and goes through a lot of head banging. That's not the way the Security Council works. The Security Council works on deals, arrangements here and there. And we had gone to them, but two members said emphatically that they would not have the arms embargo lifted, and with that, it would not just get lifted. But we had gone through the three areas.

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