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The head of the Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission for the United Nations, Hans Blix became a central figure in the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. He had previously served as head of the International Atomic Energy Agency. In that role, he made repeated inspections of Iraq's nuclear reactor until it was destroyed in an Israeli air raid. Blix never found any…

Date of Birth: June 28, 1928


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"I think it's clear that in March, when the invasion took place, the evidence that had been brought forward was rapidly falling apart," Hans Blix
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"But there is a chance that the U.S. will use bombs or missiles against several sites in Iran. Then, the reactions would be strong, and would contribute to increased terrorism." Hans Blix
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"situation is a little different now. Tense." Hans Blix
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"I think it is clear that there has to be constant pressure to keep the Iraqis to comply with the resolution." Hans Blix
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"Sorry, but in the chemical sector we can't go that far." Hans Blix
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"Inspection is not a game of catch as catch can. Regrettably, the 12,000-page declaration, most of which is a reprint of earlier documents, does not seem to contain any new evidence that will eliminate the questions." Hans Blix
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"The document had been sitting with the CIA and their U.K. counterparts for a long while, and they had not discovered it, ... And I think it took the IAEA a day to discover that it was a forgery." Hans Blix
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"I think it's clear that in March, when the invasion took place, the evidence that had been brought forward was rapidly falling apart, ... Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer." Hans Blix
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"Our role is not to humiliate the Iraqis." Hans Blix
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"Everyone agrees Iraq is not meeting the terms of [U.N. Security Council resolution] 1441," Hans Blix
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"how fast one can proceed with the key remaining disarmament tasks." Hans Blix
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"We know exactly who is going to be there, and the advance team that I am going to lead," Hans Blix
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"The commission has not at any time during the inspections in Iraq found evidence of the continuation or resumption of programs of weapons of mass destruction ... whether from pre-1991 or later." Hans Blix
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"The commission has not at any time during the inspections in Iraq found evidence of the continuation or resumption of programs of weapons of mass destruction or significant quantities of proscribed items, whether from pre-1991 or later," Hans Blix
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"They sort of showered us with letters trying to explain this or that." Hans Blix
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"There are still a number of questions, including the question of possible further external assistance to the nuclear program. You don't know what you don't know." Hans Blix
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"perhaps the most important problem we are facing." Hans Blix
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"They said they had been surprised themselves ... They were in boxes, never opened -- there were bird droppings on them. But of course they should have been declared and destroyed." Hans Blix
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"This does not necessarily mean that such items could not exist. They might. There remain a long list of items unaccounted for, ... But it is not justified to jump to the conclusion that something exists just because it was unaccounted for." Hans Blix
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"We are not watching the breaking of toothpicks," Hans Blix
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"Our inspectors had been there, and they had taken a lot of samples, and there was no trace of any chemicals or biological things, ... And the trucks that we had seen were water trucks." Hans Blix
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