'So far so good,' Security Council President says of UN Iraq arms probe

'So far so good,' Security Council President says of UN Iraq arms probe

Hans Blix speaking to the press
Following a closed-door meeting on the latest developments concerning the return of United Nations weapons inspectors to Iraq, the President of the Security Council today said members were satisfied with progress achieved so far.

Speaking to the press after the Council was briefed by Hans Blix, the Executive Chairman of the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC), China's Ambassador, Wang Yingfan, said, "The general view is that the work of Dr. Blix and his team in Iraq during the brief visit - so far so good."

Ambassador Wang added that Council members had "stressed that we need cooperation from Iraqi authorities for the implementation of UN resolutions, especially the latest one adopted by the Security Council."

"We expect full cooperation, full compliance," he emphasized.