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  UN told Iraq must do more to disarm
Updated 27 January 2003, 20.46
Hans Blix gives his report on Iraq's weapons to the United Nations
Iraq is not serious about getting rid of its weapons, according to the head of the United Nations team that has been looking for them.

Hans Blix said Iraq has to prove it doesn't still have a number of things that could be used as weapons, although he admitted the inspection haven't made any key discoveries yet.

Blix was revealing the first part of a report about the weapons inspectors' mission to the United Nations, and in it he said that Iraq needed to start being more helpful.

The Iraqi ambassador to the UN listens carefully
The Iraqi ambassador to the UN listens carefully
The US and the UK think that the report shows Iraq has no plans to disarm, and are trying to get other countries in the UN to agree with them.

But those other countries - including important ones France, Russia and China - want the inspectors to be given more time to search for weapons.

Ideally the US and the UK would like United Nations support before they started military action against Iraq, but have also made it clear they don't consider that support essential.

Important dates to come

On the 31 January Tony Blair and US president George Bush will have an important meeting, and another report from the inspectors is due on 27 March.

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