“At the end of October 1997, the Iraqi government informed the [UN] Security Council of several decisions, one being that it would no longer deal with inspectors of U.S. nationality working for UNSCOM [UN Special Commission on Iraq]. Naturally a crisis ensued. The commission and the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] suspended all inspections.” [The 31st of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Hans Blix, Disarming Iraq, Pages 33-34