**BBC: UK 'rejects' lone action against Iraq
The UK would not join
American unilateral military action against Iraq, according to International Development Secretary Clare Short.
"The role of the UK in this historic and dangerous time ... is to try to keep the US with the UN process, back up the authority of the UN and not depart from the UN process," she said.
Ms Short also argued the US failure to do more to restart the Middle East peace process had bred distrust and anger in the region.
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