No indication that Iraq is using prohibited weapons - Blix

[JURIST] Speaking to reporters Thursday morning (ET) at UN Headquarters in New York, UNMOVIC [official website] chairman Dr. Hans Blix said that he has not been advised by Coalition forces that Iraq has used any proscribed weapons - SCUD missiles, chemical or biological agents. He said he did not think the Iraqis would use prohibited weapons because, given their denials of possessing any, that would make them liars and change world opinion on the conflict. He also said that UN weapons inspections teams were prepared to resume their work, but they had not been asked to do so by the Security Council. Watch recorded video of his comments from the UN. The draft work program [PDF text] for further inspections that Dr. Blix presented [prepared statement] to the Security Council on March 19, just prior to the outbreak of war, is also available.

 

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