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Why do people forget the truth?

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Submitted by Sonja G Larkin (United States), Nov 18, 2005 at 19:07

Briefing of the Security Council, 14 February 2003: An update on inspections
Where are the missing chemical munitions?

How much, if any, is left of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and related proscribed items and programmes? So far, UNMOVIC has not found any such weapons, only a small number of empty chemical munitions, which should have been declared and destroyed. Another matter - and one of great significance - is that many proscribed weapons and items are not accounted for. To take an example, a document, which Iraq provided, suggested to us that some 1,000 tonnes of chemical agent were "unaccounted for". One must not jump to the conclusion that they exist. However, that possibility is also not excluded. If they exist, they should be presented for destruction. If they do not exist, credible evidence to that effect should be presented.
Thank you for your article.
Sonja G Larkin
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