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Proposed UK amendments to Security Council draft resolution

[JURIST] At a press conference in London Wednesday, UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said that the UK was discussing further amendments to the second draft UN Security Council resolution [PDF text] (co-sponsored by the US and Spain) it had introduced at the Security Council on March 7, and was circulating six tests for Iraqi compliance:

  • a statement by Saddam Hussein admitting that he has concealed weapons of mass destruction, but will no longer produce or retain weapons of mass destruction;
  • deliver at least 30 scientists for interview outside Iraq, with their families;
  • surrender all anthrax, or credible evidence of destruction;
  • complete the destruction of all Al Samoud missiles;
  • account for all unmanned aerial vehicles, including details of any testing of spraying devices for chemical and biological weapons;
  • surrender all mobile chemical and biological production facilities.
Read the full text of the Foreign Secretary's statement, now online from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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