Gareth Porter: Han Blix Warns Against False Intelligence Being Used to Pressure Iran, Mislead US Policymakers

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Gareth Porter
Gareth Porter

Ex-IAEA Chief Warns on Using Unverified Intel to Pressure Iran

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Blix, who clashed with US officials when he was head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq from 2000 to 2003, said he has long been skeptical of intelligence that has been used to accuse Iraq and Iran of having active nuclear-weapons programs. “I’ve often said you have as much disinformation as information” on alleged weaponization efforts in those countries, Blix said.

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