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"It is sort of fascinating that you can have 100 percent certainty about weapons of mass destruction and zero certainty of about where they are."
Hans Blix, United Nations chief Weapons Inspector
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Maybe Assad didn't use sarin to kill around 100 people in rebel-held Khan Sheikhoun a year ago either. A joint investigation by the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons found “unmistakable evidence” that he did. Human Rights Watch and Hans Blix also agree that ...
Maybe Assad didn't use sarin to kill around 100 people in rebel-held Khan Sheikhoun a year ago either. A joint investigation by the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons found “unmistakable evidence” that he did. Human Rights Watch and Hans Blix also agree that ...

The weekend's strange sequence of events harkens back to 2003 when international inspectors under Hans Blix were trying to determine if Saddam Hussein had any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Their efforts were cut short by the shock-and-awe bombing campaign of President George W. Bush ...
Maybe Assad didn't use sarin to kill around 100 people in rebel-held Khan Sheikhoun a year ago either. A joint investigation by the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons found “unmistakable evidence” that he did. Human Rights Watch and Hans Blix also agree that ...
Remember Tony Blair and George W Bush's lacerating contempt for Hans Blix and his weapons inspectors? We saw a repeat last weekend. When the bombing started the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was actually in Damascus and preparing to travel to the area where the ...
Hans Blix knows this all too well. If there was an actual use of chemical weapons, what about the dangers to civilians when facilities that supposedly manufacture dangerous toxins are bombed? Wouldn't these unleashed gases spread to civilian areas? Perhaps, more importantly, what was the motive?

... repurposing effort was publicly traceable and that all proceeds would go back to local partner organizations battling poverty and violence in the areas where the weapons came from. The commercial ends with a set of celebrity endorsements, from the Dalai Lama, former UN weapons inspector Hans Blix, ...
In all likelihood, the Middle East would have been spared a great deal of suffering had the United States acted with more caution and rigor, as Hans Blix – the head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification, and Inspection Commission – had advised. In May 2003, while aboard the aircraft carrier USS ...
“It also appears from the various pronouncements of Dr Hans Blix and Dr Al Baradei that military action was avoidable,” said the statement, referring to the remarks of the then executive Chairman of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission and the IAEA director-general.
Chemical weapons experts Hans Blix, Scott Ritter, Gareth Porter and Theodore Postol all question the "official" US narrative that Assad employed deadly gas. Even Defense Secretary James Mattis now admits the US had "no evidence" that Assad used chemical weapons in 2017. (But that didn't stop Trump ...
However, when International Atomic Energy Association inspectors arrived, they soon found discrepancies with North Korea's reported nuclear materials. Their attempts to visit North Korean nuclear sites were repeatedly barred. IAEA head Hans Blix proclaimed North Korea to be not in compliance with the ...
Philip Hunsicker and Mike Duval, members of Hans Blix and the Weapons Inspectors musical band and professionals with the Department of Natural Resources, gave a presentation Saturday, Jan. 27, at Pine River-Backus School in which they spoke on two growing problems affecting Minnesotans, ...
Two separate half-mile snowshoeing trails will start at the Interpretive Center and are suitable for beginner-level snowshoers of all ages. Traditional snowshoes will be offered free of charge for those who wish to try the trails. Hans Blix and the Weapons Inspectors will provide live music from 7 to 9 p.m..
"There were about 700 inspections, and in no case did we find weapons of mass destruction,"said Hans Blix, the Swedish diplomat who served as UN chief weapons inspector from 2000 to 2003. Today, Iraq continues to suffer deaths as a direct result of America's decision. According to the Iraq Body Count ...
"There were about 700 inspections, and in no case did we find weapons of mass destruction,"said Hans Blix, the Swedish diplomat who served as UN chief weapons inspector from 2000 to 2003. Today, Iraq continues to suffer deaths as a direct result of America's decision. According to the Iraq Body Count ...
Hans Blix, the U.N. inspector, produced a 175-page report documenting the way in which the—Saddam Hussein's regime had failed to dispose of the weapons of mass destruction that had been developed after 1991. Everyone thought they were there. It turned out they weren't there. So the heart of the ...
however dire the consequences. But as satire, the show only ever flickers. More often, his topical material creaks under the weight of dodgy conceits (one routine imagines Ed Balls as our next chancellor of the exchequer) or just feels a decade out of date – like the cabaret act in character as Hans Blix, of all ...

2003: Weapons inspectors Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei tell the UN Security Council they had not uncovered any “smoking gun” evidence proving that Iraq possessed or sought to develop chemical, biological or nuclear weapons. 2004: US National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice admits that the ...
Along with Grae, LTBR is managed and advised by other nuclear luminaries such as: Hans Blix, former Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Jon Johnson, a senior executive with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (hereinafter NRC), Ambassador Thomas Graham, a former senior US ...
7. A freewill offering will go to benefit one of the school music programs. Refreshments to follow. Information at www.tinyurl.com/12nightconcert. Performers for this concert include Grace Forbord and Laura Raedeke, organ/piano; Hans Blix; Consensus; Legacy Chorale; CLC Concert Choir; Izzie Armstrong; ...
Hans Blix remembers the fateful run-up to the Iraq invasion well, a time of ratcheting tension and desperate diplomacy to try and avert a conflict, and also a time of secrets and lies when America and Britain conjured up the tale of Saddam Hussein's hoard of weapons of mass destruction in justifying war.
It is possible that the Trump administration's signal of readiness to tolerate Assad encouraged the Syrian government to barge ahead for more military gain and to use gas against its own citizens. It also seems likely that a significant motive of Trump's cruise missile attack against an airbase in Syria lay in US ...
One man who knows first-hand the difficulty of balancing the politics of chemical warfare is a former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Hans Blix, who also later served as the head of the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission. Blix is of two minds about the US move.
On the eve of the Second Gulf War his son, George W. Bush, brushed aside legality, refusing to accept calls to wait until the UN's arms inspector, Hans Blix, had ascertained whether Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. After the US/UK invasion when it became certain that Bush and the UK's prime ...
Serious, experienced chemical weapons experts and investigators such as Hans Blix, Scott Ritter, Gareth Porter and Theodore Postol have all cast doubt on “official” American narratives regarding President Assad employing Sarin. These analysts have all focused on the technical aspects of the two attacks ...
A conflict developed between Hans Blix, the Swedish director of UNMOVIC and, first, the United States, then the UNO, and finally, the whole of the Western world. Washington claimed that Mr. Blix had not found the weapons because he was a negligent worker, while Blix himself assured that Iraq had never ...
Of course that invasion did prove what Hans Blix also found, which was that no matter how unforthcoming the Iraqis had been, they still had no ...
2002 – Iraq disarmament crisis: United Nations weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrive in Iraq. 2003 – In the United Kingdom, the Local Government Act 2003, repealing Section 28, becomes effective. 2003 – The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules 4–3 in Goodridge v. Department of Public ...
He knew from Hans Blix that the WMD case against Saddam Hussein was weak and unproven. He knew the real casus belli, as stated by Bush, ...
Hans Blix, head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission, said there was “no evidence of prohibited weapons ...
His administration juked up false intelligence — over the disputes of actual experts like Hans Blix and Scott Ridder — to claim that Iraq's ...
Hans Blix, the veteran weapons inspector who famously clashed with the Bush administration over its claims of Iraqi weapons of mass ...
... retired International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) director Hans Blix told i24NEWS that there is no reason to be alarmed that Iran might ...
Hans Blix, who once headed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), expressed skepticism that the US would ever pass the treaty, ...
That year, a team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors led by Hans Blix found inconsistencies in North Korea's initial ...
The evidence presented by UN weapons inspector Hans Blix, whose team visited hundreds of sites in Iraq and had found nothing, was much ...
It is possible that the Trump administration's signal of readiness to tolerate Assad encouraged the Syrian government to barge ahead for more ...
... Atomic Energy Agency, Hans Blix, who also later served as the head of the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission. Blix is of ...
Blair told me the intelligence was clear. That was a disastrous failure of judgment. Hans Blix. The war failed in all its objectives. But the catastrophe of Iraq has served to underline the importance of the UN and international inspection. Mohamed ElBaradei and Hans Blix at the UN headquarters in Baghdad, ...
In this episode of UpFront we speak with Hans Blix, the former UN chief weapons inspector, about North Korea's alleged nuclear test, the rise of ISIL and the Iran nuclear deal. We also speak to Noam Chomsky about the global impact of the US presidential election and the rise of Islamophobia. And we ...
What are your feelings when you look back on those events? Hans Blix (HB): It's been a privilege to take part in, and play a role, sometimes important, sometimes less important in a number of events. Chernobyl of course remains a great disaster. I'm still chairing a committee that meets in London that helps ...
Hans Blix is a Swedish diplomat and the former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the international organization tasked with monitoring and inspecting Iran's nuclear facilities as part of the July 14, 2015, nuclear deal signed by Iran and six world powers. From 2000 to 2003, he led the United ...
Hans Blix was the chief UN arms inspector for Iraq from 2000-2003. He was also the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from 1981 to 1997 and Swedish minister of foreign affairs (1978-79). He spoke with Global Viewpoint Network editor Nathan Gardels on Monday, August 26. Nathan Gardels: Based on ...
A conflict developed between Hans Blix, the Swedish director of UNMOVIC and, first, the United States, then the UNO, and finally, the whole of the Western world. Washington claimed that Mr. Blix had not found the weapons because he was a negligent worker, while Blix himself assured that Iraq had never ...
Hans Blix, a former director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told Al Jazeera the North's weapons development is based on fears of a US invasion. He noted the US recently deployed three aircraft carrier strike groups as well as stealth bombers off the Peninsula. There are still 28,500 ...
... Glasgow for Clinton, former US vice president Al Gore and Swedish diplomat Hans Blix who led the UN weapons inspectors in Iraq in 2000.
Swedish diplomat Hans Blix, a former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has criticized Washington for its failure to ...
Hans Blix remembers the fateful run-up to the Iraq invasion well, a time of ratcheting tension and desperate diplomacy to try and avert a conflict, ...
Weapons inspectors returned to Iraq on November 27th, led by Hans Blix of UNMOVIC and Mohamed ElBaradei of the IAEA. No WMD were ...
The Supervisory Board is a team of prominent politicians, public figures and world-renowned scientists, including Hans Blix, former Director ...


 

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