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  Bush: Monday is decision day on Iraq war
Updated 16 March 2003, 19.50
Tony Blair (left), George W Bush and Jose Maria Aznar
US President George W Bush said Monday is when the final decision about war on Iraq is made.

He was speaking after meeting the British and Spanish prime ministers Tony Blair and Jose Maria Aznar at an emergency summit in the Azores.

Mr Bush said the world should expect a decision on Monday over whether the crisis can be resolved peacefully or not.

He again demanded that Saddam Hussein gets rid of his weapons immediately.

"The Iraqi regime will disarm itself or the Iraqi regime will be disarmed by force - and the regime has not disarmed itself, " he said.

One last effort for peace

Anti-war protesters turn up before the emergency summit in the Azores
Anti-war protesters outside the summit
He added that the Iraqi leader was a threat to the peace of free nations, and a cruel oppressor of the Iraqi people.

Tony Blair said that if the UN didn't support military action more discussion was just more delay.

Mr Aznar said they were willing to make one last effort for peace - he said if Saddam Hussein wanted to prevent a war he should do it now by disarming.

Mr Bush and Mr Blair said if there was a war, the Iraqi people would get all the help they needed to rebuild their country.

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