1,607. 12/15/1999

“In December 1999, the UN Security Council authorised the setting up of United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) to monitor Iraq’s weapons programmes and to identify any remaining disarmament tasks. Hans Blix, a veteran Swedish diplomat and former director general of the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency], was put in charge of UNMOVIC. [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Ali A. Allawi, The Occupation of Iraq, Page 71

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