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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"We just hope it will not get to that stage," said Alan, 27, who is part of the United Nations Special Commission on Iraq (UNSCOM).
A recent report by a United Nations special commission has scuppered Iraq's hopes of an early end to the oil embargo, which could have meant the difference between life or death to the many thousands of vulnerable Iraqis currently existing in poverty and squalor, especially children and the elderly.
Mr Fatchett also said the UN Security Council would discuss Saddam's latest clash with the United Nations Special Commission weapons inspectors.
Saddam must refrain from interfering with the "independence and professionalism" of the United Nations Special Commission team.
A statement issued at the end of a six-hour parliament session said: "The National Assembly calls for stopping co-operation" with the United Nations Special Commission, which is charged with overseeing the elimination of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.
The head of the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM), Mr Richard Butler, broke off talks and left Baghdad yesterday after his plan to accelerate the dismantling of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction was rejected.
The UN Security Council will allow the lifting of the sanctions only after Mr Butler's United Nations Special Commission certifies that Iraq has no more illegal weapons.
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