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Encyclopedia > United Nations Special Commission

United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) was a United Nations organisation performing arms inspections in Iraq after the Gulf War. The United Nations, or UN, is an international organization established in 1945 and now made up of 191 states. ... The Republic of Iraq is a Middle Eastern country in southwestern Asia encompassing the ancient region of Mesopotamia at the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. ... See also: 2003 invasion of Iraq and Gulf War (disambiguation) C Company, 1st Battalion, The Staffordshire Regiment, 1st UK Armoured Division The Persian Gulf War was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of 34 nations led by the United States. ...


Its director between 1991 and 1997 was Rolf Ekéus and from 1997 to 1999 Richard Butler. The successor of UNSCOM is the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission. 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rolf Ekéus (born 1935) is a Swedish diplomat. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Richard Butler Richard Butler (born May 13, 1942) served as an Australian diplomat, United Nations weapons inspector, and Governor of Tasmania. ... The United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) was created through the adoption of Security Council resolution 1284 of 17 December 1999. ...


See also: Iraqi production and use of weapons of mass destruction, Operation Rockingham. The possibility that the government of Iraq used, possessed or intend to acquire weapons of mass destruction (WMD) was a major international issue in the last dozen years. ... Operation Rockingham is an intelligence unit whose existence was revealed in June 2003 by the Scottish Sunday Herald. ...


See also

Dr. Rihab Taha Dr. Rihab Rashid Taha al-Azawi is a British-educated Iraqi microbiologist who worked in Saddam Husseins biological weapons program and is known as Dr. Germ and Toxic Taha by the propaganda of U.S. and British governments. ...

External links

  • United Nations on UNSCOM (http://www.un.org/Depts/unscom/)

 
 

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