Hans Blix: All Eyes on The Inspector

AN INTERVIEW WITH THE U.N. DIPLOMAT He talks about Iraqi credibility, the necessity of a military threat and wrangling within the Security Council

IN A PERFECT WORLD, HOW LONG SHOULD INSPECTIONS PROCEED BEFORE YOU KNOW WHETHER IRAQ IS COOPERATING?

It should not take a very long time. There will always be a residue of uncertainty, but for the larger things, industrial-scale activities, I think within a number of months.

DO YOU THINK IRAQ IS BECOMING MORE COOPERATIVE?

There is clearly a difference between the tone [of my report to the U.N.] on Jan. 27 and the one I had [in the second report] Feb. 14. I am supposed to give an accurate description of the reality I see. And if the reality...

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