1,054. 10/8/1997

“In the report submitted to the [UN] Security Council on October 8, 1997…the [International Atomic Energy] agency declared that a ‘technically coherent picture’ of Iraq’s past nuclear program had evolved, and that it saw no significant discrepancies between that picture and Iraq’s latest declaration. However, the agency added, ‘some uncertainty is inevitable in any country-wide technical verification process which aims to prove the absence of readily concealable objects or activities.’ There was general agreement among governments at that time that there were no significant further ‘disarmament’ matters to clear up in the nuclear dossier, only some ‘questions’ to clarify.”

 – Hans Blix, Disarming Iraq, Pages 28-29

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