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.
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.
inspectors pulled out before the ill-advised Operation Desert Fox.
23 DE SEPTIEMBRE: visita a Irak de una mision de la UNSCOM
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.