United Nations Special Commission

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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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Equally important, the UN Security Council granted the IAEA and UNSCOM the authority to determine "any additional locations" within Iraq that should be subject to onsite inspections.
For example, UNSCOM discovered in 1991 that Iraq's nerve gas weapons were no longer potent enough for battlefield use because Iraqi scientists were incapable of keeping the agent stable for very long.
Kay's lack of familiarity with the history of the UNSCOM biological investigation also causes him to underestimate its effectiveness.
Two other features of the inspections from 1991 to 1998 were political friction between UNSCOM and the IAEA, and increasing dissent among the permanent five members (P-5) of the U.
The UNSCOM record of the session can be viewed at www.
Since the establishments were closed, Iraq asserted that the inspections must be held another day or that an Iraqi official would accompany the inspectors in accordance with an agreement between UNSCOM and Iraq regarding Friday inspections.
The paper added that UNSCOM also turned into a body creating crises between Iraq and the U.
For example, the failure of UNSCOM to extract compliance from Iraq has led Butler to conclude that the world needs more effective treaties.
Joshua Micah Marshall made a very common error in stating that Iraq expelled UNSCOM weapons inspectors in 1998.
Esto no parece jalado de los pelos, pues desde el inicio desempenaron un papel central en las inspecciones y como fue sabido, UNSCOM creo "misiones especiales para reunir datos" mediante la intervencion de las comunicaciones secretas del gobierno y de las fuerzas armadas iraquies.