posted on Jan, 20 2003 @ 08:07 PM
"United Nations weapons inspectors have uncovered evidence that proves Saddam Hussein is trying to develop an arsenal of nuclear weapons, The
Telegraph can reveal. The discovery was made following spot checks last week on the homes of two Iraqi nuclear physicists in Baghdad. "
"The revelation that Saddam is working on nuclear weapons in defiance of the United Nations is further evidence that Iraq is failing to comply with
the terms of UN Resolution 1441, which requires Baghdad to make a complete disclosure of its weapons of mass destruction programme.
A false or incomplete disclosure or a failure fully to co-operate with the inspectors would constitute a material breach of the resolution and result
in military action against Baghdad.
Although Dr Hans Blix, the head of the UN inspections teams, was made aware of the discovery last week, he failed to mention it during talks with Tony
Blair, the Prime Minister, and Jacques Chirac the French president."
"Iraq admits possessing four more chemical warheads"
By Kim Sengupta
20 January 2003
"Iraq has admitted possessing four empty chemical warheads in addition to 11 empty warheads it said had not been disclosed to UN weapons inspectors
because of an "oversight".
The disclosure came at talks in Baghdad yesterday between Iraqi officials and the chief UN weapons inspectors, who reported that "some progress" had
been made, after they warned that less than full co- operation by Baghdad could result in war. Hans Blix, the UN's chief arms inspector, said
yesterday's talks focused on last week's discovery of 11 empty warheads in an inspection of an arms storage depot."