Streda, 28. júl, 2021 | Meniny má KrištofKrížovkyKrížovky

Butler Says Tel Aviv Remarks Untrue

BONN (Reuters) - United Nations weapons inspector Richard Butler said on Friday he regretted the "fuss" that had been made about his wrongly interpreted remark that Iraq's Saddam Hussein could wipe out Tel Aviv. Butler, speaking after talks with German ..

BONN (Reuters) - United Nations weapons inspector Richard Butler said on Friday he regretted the "fuss" that had been made about his wrongly interpreted remark that Iraq's Saddam Hussein could wipe out Tel Aviv. Butler, speaking after talks with German Foreign Minister Klaus Kinkel, said his comments on Saddam's biological warfare capabilities had been misinterpreted by the New York Times. He told a news conference the paper had corrected its story and said he hoped that would end the affair. Russia, a key mediator with Iraq, blasted Butler on Thursday for the reported comment that Baghdad had enough biological material like anthrax or botulin to "blow away Tel Aviv". "I regret that such a fuss has been made of this," said the Australian diplomat, holding up a faxed copy of the New York Times's corrected story. "I was not saying that I knew all the secrets of Iraq's logistical capabilities," Butler said. Butler said he had been referring to the existence of special warheads that U.N inspectors had been unable to trace. These warheads could carry biological material. "It is theoretically possible that they could pose a threat to all kinds of places around Iraq," Butler said. Iraq fired Scud missiles at Israel and Saudi Arabia during the 1991 Gulf War after which the U.N. imposed sanctions and disarment provisions on Baghdad. He declined to speculate on what kind of action Western powers should take to force Saddam to allow his inspectors unrestricted access to sites of suspected weapons of mass destruction. Kinkel said he did not rule out military action if current U.S.-led diplomatic efforts failed. Kinkel said all political and diplomatic channels should be exhausted. But if this failed "naturally the military option cannot be ruled out," Kinkel told the same news conference. Butler said his talks with Kinkel were not in response to the present crisis with Iraq but had been planned before. "I am mystified as to why Iraq chose to plunge into a period of crisis and withdraw its cooperation last November," said Butler. He refused further comment on the crisis which has prompted U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to begin a tour of Europe and the Middle East to muster international support for further measures to force resumption of the inspections.

Skryť Vypnúť reklamu

Inzercia - Tlačové správy

  1. Kravy jedia srvátku. Výrobky vďaka tomu nemajú konkurenciu
  2. Osviežujúci skúter legendárnej talianskej značky
  3. Túto bagetu jedia Slováci už 24 rokov. Čo nám chutí najviac?
  4. M. Šmigura: Pozeráme sa smerom na Varšavu
  5. Najzelenšie nákupné centrum na Slovensku otvorí druhú etapu
  6. Ako dlho skladovať kukuricu a hrach, aby ostali sladké?
  7. Čítajte SME.sk odomknuté a bez reklamy
  8. Túžite sa konečne zbaviť dioptrií, ale bráni vám v tom strach?
  9. Lenivý brunch s Muchom
  10. Úchvatná Petra: Stovky rokov zabudnutá v jordánskej púšti
  1. Granátové jablko prekvapí vás chuťou i aktívnymi látkami
  2. Do portfólia Proxenty pribudol projekt na Šancovej
  3. 60 rokov tradície s ekologickým srdcom a modernou víziou
  4. Ako dlho skladovať kukuricu a hrach, aby ostali sladké?
  5. Keď ekológia spája
  6. Wüstenrot predstavuje novú stratégiu pre slovenský trh
  7. Na zmenu zdravotnej poisťovne vám po novom stačia 3 minúty
  8. Brusnica – lahodná i účinná zároveň
  9. Osviežujúci skúter legendárnej talianskej značky
  10. Čítajte SME.sk odomknuté a bez reklamy
  1. Úchvatná Petra: Stovky rokov zabudnutá v jordánskej púšti 10 851
  2. Prečo by ste si nemali odoprieť balenú bagetu? 5 350
  3. Ako nájsť dobrý jogurt? Ak neobsahuje toto, ani ho nekupujte 4 223
  4. Od Česka až po Jadran 3 976
  5. Slovenské čučoriedky? Nemusíte ísť do lesa, kúpite ich v reťazci 3 781
  6. Nová sála i námestie. Trnavské Mýto sa stane novým centrom 3 206
  7. Ako sa nepripraviť o zákazníkov bez hotovosti 3 161
  8. Investovať do akcií a ETF v malom sa teraz dá výhodnejšie 2 819
  9. Nikto im nezatlieska. Koľko medailí získajú Slováci v Tokiu? 2 477
  10. Túžite sa konečne zbaviť dioptrií, ale bráni vám v tom strach? 2 334
Skryť Vypnúť reklamu
Skryť Vypnúť reklamu

Neprehliadnite tiež

Antigénové testovanie na koronavírus.

Kollárom vydobytý ústupok sa nezaočkovaným môže vypomstiť.


27. júl
Do kaviarne Towers nevidno.

Obvinenie opisuje manipulácie, ale nie systém, o ktorom hovorí Fico.


14 h
Testovanie na koronavírus.

PCR testy na Slovensku odhalili viac ako 392-tisíc nakazených koronavírusom. Pandémia Covid-19 si vyžiadala 12 534 obetí.


a 4 ďalší 11 h