Straw defines six tests for Iraq

12 March 2003
UK Foreign & Commonwealth Secretary Jack Straw said in a press conference on 12 March that a decision about the second UN resolution 'will have to be taken by the end of this week' and defined the six tests by which Iraqi compliance would be measured.

Straw said the six tests are:

- a statement by Saddam Hussein admitting that he has concealed weapons of mass destruction, but will no longer produce or retain weapons of mass destruction;

- the delivery of at least 30 scientists for interview outside Iraq, with their families;

- the surrender of all anthrax, or credible evidence of destruction;

- the destruction of all Al Samoud missiles;

- an account for all unmanned aerial vehicles, including details of any testing of spraying devices for chemical and biological weapons;

- the surrender all mobile chemical and biological production facilities.

'These tests are not traps,' Straw said. 'Every one of them could be met promptly, if only Saddam Hussein were to make the strategic choice to co-operate with the UN.'

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