My Favorite Quotes
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 Hans Blix - “What has not worked is for the Iraqi side either to present prohibited items for destruction or present evidence that they are finished. We hope that at this late hour they will come and give a positive response. If they do not do that, then our report to the Security Council on Friday February 14 will not be what we'd like it to be.”
 Hans Blix - “What works best as a matter of psychology -- shouting or soft speaking with some leverage Well I don't know -- my habit is not to shout.”
 Hans Blix - “I hope I have seen ... a beginning of taking these remaining disarmament issues more seriously,”
 Hans Blix - “I told the council that we hope we will have been through the main part of the document -- which is about 3,000 pages -- by Friday.”
 Hans Blix - “At this stage of political development, we think it is extremely important that Iraq move forward on the substance of it and not -- as I criticized in my statement to the Security Council -- and not simply say that these were issues that UNSCOM dreamt up, that these were so-called issues of marginal importance,”
 Hans Blix - “UNSCOM had a practice of not revealing names of companies of suppliers of equipment to Iraq because they often had the possibility of getting information from these companies, and the best way to get these companies to talk to them was not to publish their names to start with,”
 Hans Blix - “information that conflicts with this account.”
 Hans Blix - “It feels like an intrusion into your integrity in a situation when you are actually on the same side,”
 Hans Blix - “There are very many of these missiles and a lot of items that pertain to them, which we had enumerated in our letter. It is a very significant piece of real disarmament.”
 Hans Blix - “The world has gotten so interwoven.”
 Hans Blix - “The U.N. is much more than the case of Iraq.”
 Hans Blix - “So interviews are a valuable tool, but under certain circumstances they'd be more valuable than others.”
 Hans Blix - “On big issues like war in Iraq, but in many other issues they simply must be multilateral. There's no other way around. You have the instances like the global warming convention, the Kyoto protocol, when the U.S. went its own way.”
 Hans Blix - “Like I said, I'm more worried long term about the environmental issues then the use of arms.”
 Hans Blix - “I think that we have to do our job well, investigate thoroughly and then describe very honestly what we see to the Security Council. And some of the things might please people there and other things may not please the people.”
 Hans Blix - “Even on television, the wavelengths that you use, they have to be distributed between countries.”
 Hans Blix - “By and large my relations with the US were good.”
 Hans Blix - “But I would say if the Security Council is only relevant if it agrees with the United States, then we have come a long way in a direction that I do not like very much.”
 Hans Blix - “But there is a chance that the U.S. will use bombs or missiles against several sites in Iran. Then, the reactions would be strong, and would contribute to increased terrorism.”
 Hans Blix - “They have been saying for a long time that Iraq made an effort to import active uranium, and my colleague demonstrated the other day that they came to the conclusion that it was a fake document that everybody is relying upon.”
 Hans Blix - “What we have said we need all the time is the presentation of more evidence -- that they have not been taking the questions seriously which were posed in the report with which they are familiar, and we would like to have responses to those questions,”
 Hans Blix - “Many issues have been clarified, and we will continue tomorrow, ... By the end of tomorrow, when we are finished, I hope that we can say a little more than we have done today.”
 Hans Blix - “Although I can understand that it may not be easy for Iraq in all cases to provide the evidence needed, it is not the task of the inspectors to find it. Iraq itself must squarely tackle this task and avoid belittling the questions.”
 Hans Blix - “Our inspectors had been there, and they had taken a lot of samples, and there was no trace of any chemicals or biological things, ... And the trucks that we had seen were water trucks.”
 Hans Blix - “You never get quite down to the bottom of the barrel, but we are much higher than that at the present time. There is quite a lot left in the barrel that could be explained by them. If they have some weapons, if they have some anthrax, they should deliver that.”

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