4,693. 3/7/2003

On March 7, 2003, chief UN weapons inspector Hans “Blix informed the [UN] Security Council that Baghdad had tried to persuade the UN team that Al Samoud II missiles, which it had already declared, fell ‘within the permissible range’ set by the council. However, a panel of international experts had reached the opposite conclusion. Blix said the Iraqi regime had subsequently agreed to destroy the missiles and related items, and the process of destruction had begun under UN supervision.”

 – Deepak Tripathi, Overcoming the Bush Legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan, Page 63

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