1,639. 1/15/2000

The United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) was “set up from January 2000 in a way that excluded spies by ensuring that all the staff were employed by the UN and paid by a charge made on the Oil for Food programme, which was funded by Iraqi oil. Iraq had an interest in the return of inspectors if it really would lead to the lifting of sanctions.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Clare Short, An Honourable Deception?, Page 148

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