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Hans Blix: Iraq intelligence 'sources were poor'

London and Washington should have been "more critical" about their intelligence sources which told them Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, former UN weapons inspector Hans Blix has said.

Investigations on the ground should have led them to conclude that their "sources were poor", he told the Iraq war inquiry sitting in London.

Dr Hans Blix, who was head of the UN's Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) since its inception in 1999, is the first foreign national to give evidence in person to Sir John Chilcott's inquiry in London.

  • 27 Jul 2010
  • From the section UK