Russia's ambassador to the UN Sergei Lavrov has said that his country had been vindicated for their stance against the US/UK during the run-up to the Iraq war. He said that recent events had proved that his country was right to ask for more UN time.
At that time, the US and UK were using the intelligence of stockpiled and useable WMD in Iraq as the reason for war. Russia was arguing that they didn't have enough information to justify war and that was why they supported further UN inspections.
"We said that we don't have information which would prove that the WMD, weapons of mass destruction, programmes remain in Iraq. We also said we don't have information that those programmes have been fully stopped." he remarked.