UN may get Iraq inspections role



 

 

 

By Mark Huband

Financial Times, 22 April 2003

The UK said yesterday that United Nations weapons inspectors might play a role in verifying any new evidence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, suggesting a softening of US opposition to involvement by the UN.

Mike O’Brien, UK Foreign Office minister, acknowledged that “some element of independent verification” was needed. “The UN inspectors are clearly a possibility for doing that,” he added.

He told the BBC that Britain was discussing the issue of a UN role with US and UN officials.

 

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