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Wednesday, 7 June, 2000, 14:00 GMT 15:00 UK
Your questions to Richard Butler answered
Put your question to former UN weapons inspector, Richard Butler
Ten years after Iraq invaded Kuwait, Richard Butler, former weapons inspector for the United Nations in Iraq, has claimed that Saddam Hussein is as great a threat to the international community as ever.

In his explosive new book, he warns that Saddam Hussein is still trying to make biological, chemical and nuclear weapons of mass destruction - and nobody is trying to stop him. "The whole mechanism the international community has set up to control these terrible weapons has broken down," he says.

In 1997 Richard Butler became the head of Unscom, the UN watchdog set up after the 1991 Gulf War to supervise the dismantling of Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction.

In December 1998 Unscom withdrew from Iraq ahead of the allied bombings of operation Desert Fox and its role was essentially abandoned. As a result, the crippling sanctions that were imposed on Iraq 10 years ago are still having a devastating impact on Iraqi civilians.

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