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United Nations Special Commission

An organization created by the United Nations in 1999 to ensure that Iraq complied with Security Council resolutions not to produce biological, chemical or nuclear weapons after the Gulf War. UNSCOM was created in 1991 and dissolved in 1999 amid allegations that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency was using it to spy on the Iraqi military.
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He said his government will not allow the inspectors to do their job all over Syria out of concern that they will end up having the mandate of the UN Special Commission (UNSCOM), which spent years looking for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq in the nineties, but failed to find anything.
FIA had obtained challan from the court containing details of the case one year back to evolve report through UN special commission.
Delegates from the UN Special Commission on Palestine who watched what occurred were similarly shocked; the Yugoslav delegate cited that what happened to The Exodus "is the best possible evidence we have for allowing Jews into Palestine.
Was the process encompassing the UN Special Commission (UNSCOM), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) from 1991 to 2003 a success?
October 1998: Iraq ends cooperation with UN special commission to oversee the destruction of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.
Duelfer served as the deputy executive chairman of the UN Special Commission on Iraq in 1997-00, making him the number two weapons inspector there at the time.
The cease-fire agreement included unprecedented restrictions against Iraq's military and the dismantling of its weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and their delivery systems, enforced through rigorous inspections by international monitors under the UN Special Commission on Iraq (UNSCOM).
Richard Butler, former Australian Ambassador to the United Nations and former chairman of the UN Special Commission to Iraq (UNSCOM), has written a book about the dangers of nuclear weapons proliferation.
The drop-tank project appears to have been pursued with utmost vigour,' the UN Special Commission on Iraq, known as Unscom, concluded in a report in 2000.
UNA has always opposed the withdrawal of the UN Special Commission (Unscom) from Iraq whatever the difficulties it faced in its weapon inspection role, and welcomed the Security Council's authorisation of a new team to ensure Iraq got rid of its weapons of mass destruction.
April 1991: UN special commission set up to make sure Iraq destroys weapons.
Charles Duelfer, the deputy chairman of the UN Special Commission - or UNSCOM - said that the Security Council's resolutions on disarming Iraq "have not changed".