UNMOVICUnited Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (created to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction)
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As head of UNMOVIC, Blix recalled, "I was always clear that there could always be small things in a big geographical area that can be hidden, and you can never guarantee completely that there are no undeclared activities."
Dr Blix, who led Unmovic from 2000-03 and conducted inspections in Iraq
The invasion of Iraq, carried out despite the lack of a United Nations Security Council endorsement and even though UNMOVIC reported that Iraq's nuclear capability had indeed been dismantled, is the author's primary example of such disdain.
These facts led some analysts to conclude that UNMOVIC and the IAEA were "bad agents," either because they were incompetent, biased against the United States, or corrupt.
Its letter said Iraq was obliged to declare twice a year, through the UNMOVIC, any actual or predicted changes at relevant sites.
Was the process encompassing the UN Special Commission (UNSCOM), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) from 1991 to 2003 a success?
Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC), to get to the bottom of Iraq's programs of weapons of mass destruction.
The resolutions required Iraq to undergo a stringent inspection, verification and monitoring regime, conducted by the United Nation Monitoring Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) before sanctions would be lifted by the Security Council.
He gave his name as Dr Bryan Wells and he reeled off the UN committees he reported to - UNMOVIC, ENSCOM.
Deplorando que, desde diciembre de 1998, no haya habido en el Iraq ninguna forma de vigilancia, inspeccion y verificacion, como requerian las resoluciones pertinentes, de las armas de destruccion en masa y misiles balisticos, a pesar de las repetidas exigencias del Consejo al efecto de que el Iraq proporcionara acceso inmediato, incondicional e irrestricto a la Comision de las Naciones Unidas de Vigilancia, Verificacion e Inspeccion (UNMOVIC), establecida en la resolucion 1284 (1999) como organizacion sucesora de la UNSCOM, ni al OIEA, y deplorando la consiguiente prolongacion de la crisis en la region y los sufrimientos del pueblo iraqui,