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 October 26, 2003
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Blix says U-S showed 'questionable honesty' over Iraq
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Athens, Greece-AP -- Former U-N chief weapons inspector Hans Blix says the United States has exhibited "questionable honesty" over Iraq.

He told a newspaper in Athens, Greece, that there was "no sign of an immediate threat" from Iraq.

Blix spent three years searching for Iraqi chemical, biological and ballistic weapons. He has been critical of the role played by the U-S and British governments since he retired in June.

Blix told the newspaper that he is worried by the actions of the U-S, which publicly presented certain arguments while expressing different thoughts in private.

Blix says the U-S government has a tendency to reach "hasty conclusions' and that he doesn't think anything will come to light in Iraq that will justify the U-S-led war.

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