"Hans Blix - a case for war?"
Hans Blix 2002
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 Hans Blix is a Swedish diplomat who was plucked out of retirement by Kofi Annan, then UN Secretary General, to lead the UN investigation into claims that Iraq had a stockpile of WMDs (Weapons of Mass Destruction). This investigation was critical to the justification for the invasion of Iraq. Blix was adamant that the claim that there were WMDs in Iraq was false.