No. 41

13 October 1997


Security Council Consensus On Iraq May Face Important New Tests InMonths Ahead

The long-awaited first report by Mr. Richard Butler, the new head of the UN SpecialCommission (UNSCOM) responsible for the elimination of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction(WMD), accuses Iraq of major violations and obstructions which more or less eliminate thepossibility of any positive action on sanctions by the Security Council this month..However, this setback on the political...