Iraqi Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammed Al-Douri told reporters Wednesday that Iraq will "go a step farther and proactively cooperate" with U.N. weapons inspections.
Chief United Nations weapons inspector Hans Blix told the Security Council Monday that Iraq has not genuinely accepted U.N. disarmament demands.
As a war of words continued between Bush administration officials and foreign diplomats opposed to a military intervention in Iraq, U.S. and British leaders renewed their calls for Iraq to disarm, warning Saddam Hussein that time is running out.
By PBS NewsHour
As U.S. forces continue to deploy in the Persian Gulf region, France and Germany announced they would work to prevent any U.S.-led military action against Iraq.
France, the current chair of the United Nations Security Council, said Tuesday it would ask European Union nations to unite in opposition to early military action in Iraq.
A White House spokesman on Friday called United Nations weapons inspectors' discovery of empty chemical warheads in Iraq "troubling and serious," and said Baghdad had not declared the warheads in its weapons report as required by U.N. rules.
In separate operations Thursday, United Nations weapons inspectors questioned two Iraqi scientists at their homes and found 11 empty chemical missile warheads described as being in "excellent condition."…
United Nations weapons experts said Monday that they may need up to a year to complete their inspections in Iraq, as thousands of U.S. troops continue to be deployed to the Gulf region ahead of a potential confrontation with Baghdad.
Chief United Nations weapons inspector Hans Blix told the U.N. Security Council Thursday that his inspection teams had not found any "smoking guns" after visiting some 125 Iraqi sites.
Britain's Defense Minister activated some 1,500 reservists Tuesday and ordered a "significant" naval force to the Mediterranean as part of an increasing military buildup ahead of a possible war with Iraq.
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