Blix: Iraq cooperates on substance
Iraq is providing new information about its weapons and has reported the discovery of two bombs, including one possibly filled with a biological agent - moves that the chief U.N. weapons inspector said Tuesday signal real cooperation.
Blix has said in previous reports that Iraq was cooperating more on the process of inspections than on the substance of its weapons of mass destruction programs.
But he said Tuesday that Iraq had provided inspectors with half a dozen letters containing new information on weapons, including two R-400 aerial bombs. Blix said one of the bombs was "likely to be filled with biological stuff, it's a liquid that appears to be biological."
Blix added Baghdad had also reported finding handwritten documents on the disposal of "prohibited items in 1991." "There are pieces of evidence that are coming forward, but we still have to see this evidence," he told The Associated Press.
"This is cooperation on substance," Blix conveyed. "Substance is if you find weapons, you can destroy it. If you find documents, it may constitute evidence. That's not process."
"There are some elements which are positive which need to be explored further," Blix said. (Albawaba.com)
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