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United Nations Sanctions Against Iraq and Iraq's Current Military Status   [open pdf - 417KB]

The United Nations Sanctions against Iraq from 1990 to 2000 have had little impact on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction capabilities in researching and developing nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. Iraq's previous use of chemical and biological weapons during the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980's, as well as Iraq's resolve to manipulate the United Nations Weapons Team Inspectors by hiding key documents and equipment and submitting false reports shows the extent of what Iraq is capable of doing. Prior to the Gulf War in January 1991, Iraq implemented a crash program to expedite its nuclear weapons program; Iraq already maintained stockpiles of both biological and chemical weapons. After Iraq expelled the United Nations weapons team inspectors in September 1998, Iraq has had a clear opportunity to expand its nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons programs.

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2001-04
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