Blix Orders Baghdad to Destroy Missiles

(Los Angeles Times) - Maggie Farley Chief UN weapons inspector Hans Blix ordered Iraq on Friday to start destroying dozens of Al-Samoud 2 missiles, engines, and component parts by next Saturday. If Iraq refuses to comply, Blix is prepared to declare it in "material breach" of Security Council requirements - which could trigger military action. UN diplomats were skeptical that Iraq would destroy the weapons on the eve of a possible U.S.-led invasion.

2003-02-24 00:00:00

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