HL Deb 02 November 1998 vol 594 c14WA
Lord Kennet

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will detail the provisions in the Charter of the United Nations, or elsewhere in international law, under which the United States attacks on (a) the pharmaceutical facility in Khartoum and (b) the camps in Afghanistan were lawful. [HL3448]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

The US reported its actions to the Security Council under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter which concerns self-defence.