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More background on the UN's information disclosure concerns
From: "Richard M. Smith" <rms () computerbytesman com>
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 10:50:01 -0500

Few to See Full Iraqi Report

The U.S. and other permanent Security Council members will get an
unedited version. Details that could aid arms proliferation are to be
excised for the rest.


In the past, former weapons inspector Jonathan Tucker said Sunday, a
sensitive issue has been the identity of the suppliers of dual-use
technologies, which can be employed for either commercial or military
purposes. Companies around the world cooperated with UNSCOM, the former
U.N. inspection team, on the condition that they not be identified
publicly, he said; giving their names and describing their technologies
could be "a road map to other countries interested in obtaining dual-use
technology," he said. The five permanent Security Council members,
however, are presumed to already have access to such information.

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