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Iraq Submitted the Weapons Condition Report to the UN

Posted December. 08, 2002 22:22,   


Iraq submitted the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Possession Condition Report to the UN on the 7th one day earlier than the original deadline. In addition to this, the Iraqi President Sadam Hussein apologized about invading Kuwait in 1990 for the first time through a national TV Address.

The Iraqi officials visited the U.N. Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC), which based in a hotel outside of Baghdad, at around 8PM (local time) that day, and handed out 3 sets of papers about nuclear, bio-chemical weapons, and missile related activities. Along with the papers up to 11,807 pages, 12 CD ROM`s were also handed to the UN. These papers were airlifted to the UN Headquarters in New York, the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria, and the UN Security Council by the afternoon of the 8th, which was the deadline.

While the Reports were being submitted, the President Hussein said through a statement that the Public Information Minister read for him, “We apologize for everything that we made God angry, and for the same sense, we apologize to the Kuwaiti People.” Kuwait turned down the apology of Iraq.

Before that, the US President George W. Bush warned that day, “The report that Iraq is submitting to the UN must have a confidence as much as passing the thorough investigation by America, and if it does not, Hussein is, once again, deceiving the world.”

Rae-Jeong Park ecopark@donga.com