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Next month the US Administration concludes its review of relations with Iran and addresses its next requirement to report to the US Congress on whether Tehran continues to comply with the Iran nuclear deal. Credible reports suggest that President Trump is seeking a way to justify declaring that Iran is no ...

The extension of the sanctions relief to Iran announced by the US administration on 14 September was welcome. But, we remain greatly concerned by reports that the US Administration might unilaterally declare Tehran non-compliant with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal (the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of ...
Nuclear negotiations between Iran and what's known as the P-5 + 1 group of nations (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany) are scheduled to conclude on 30 June. A 'framework agreement' was set out in April, but still at issue is what kind of access inspectors from the ...
By the time the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003, Saddam had no WMD—contrary to the claims then U.S. President George W. Bush made in pushing for war. “It was clear after the war that there was nothing left,” says Rolf Ekeus, who was director of the U.N. Special Commission for Iraq, or Unscom, which carried ...
In any conflict of evidence between you and Ambassador Rolf Ekeus, a distinguished Swedish socialist and venerated international civil servant, there cannot be an honest person in the world who would even split the difference, let alone take your word over his. I do not propose myself as Ekeus' ...
Rolf Ekeus, UNSCOM's chairman, informed his staff that he was moving to declare Iraq in compliance with the ceasefire, which would trigger the end of sanctions.
The UN ceasefire required Iraq to declare its prohibited weapons and turn them over to UNSCOM for supervised destruction. UNSCOM functioned until December 1998, when Saddam ended its presence in Iraq.
So ambassador Rolf Ekeus, the chairman of Unscom, asked a number of countries with the necessary experience to put forward experts.
While carrying out inspections in the aftermath of the Gulf War, U.S. intelligence provided the Swedish diplomat Rolf Ekeus, then the executive chairman of the U.N. inspection mission, with U-2 photographs of a suspected nuclear facility, according to ...


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