No. 17



Iraqs Refusal To Meet UN Weapons Inspector Threatens New Impasse

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on 19 April that Iraq was refusing to meet Hans Blix, the head of the new weapons monitoring group UNMOVIC. Mr Annan said he had raised the subject during talks with the Iraqi Foreign Minister, Muhammad Sa'id al-Sahaf. "We discussed the inspection issue and I urged them to meet with Mr Blix, which at this stage they are not prepared to do because they believe...