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The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who takes over the EU helm from July, said the EU should enlarge to encompass even Russia and Israel so as to counterbalance the power currently enjoyed solely by the US.
Silvio Berlusconi criticised the split amongst the EU states over the Iraq issue, which enabled Saddam Hussein to continue with his "games". "If there was a common stance amongst the EU, there would have been more pressure on Saddam to disarm," he said.
Harsh words were also expressed towards France, for threatening to use its veto in the United Nations Security Council.
"We find ourselves today, also because of an EU country which threatened to use the veto, with a weak UN, a transatlantic crises, and an undermined common foreign policy. All this, today, is in crisis."
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