ROLF EKEUS, a Swedish diplomat, as soon as personified probably the most sustained effort ever undertaken to deprive a rustic of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). He was the main determine in a programme to implement peace phrases on Saddam Hussein, Iraq’s dictator, in 1991, forcing him to surrender nuclear, organic and chemical weapons and long-range rockets.
His United Nations Particular Fee (UNSCOM) had powers to examine any constructing, to confiscate paperwork and to grab and destroy weapons and tools. Its screens scored an early success by grabbing paperwork pertaining to Iraq’s nuclear ambitions. And it pressured Saddam to confess dabbling with germ warfare and to cease. By 1998, when UNSCOM was stood down, it had uncovered Saddam’s efforts to develop all method of lethal weapons and missiles, and largely put a cease to them.
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