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On 10 March 2000 "the Secretary-General appointed 16 Commissioners for the United Nations Monitoring, Verification, and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC). In accordance with Security Council resolution 1284 of 17 December 1999, the Secretary-General, in consultation with the Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC and the members of the Security Council, is requested to appoint suitably qualified experts as a College of Commissioners for UNMOVIC. The Commissioners will meet regularly to review the implementation of Security Council resolution 1284 (1999) and other relevant resolutions, and provide professional advice and guidance to the Executive Chairman, including on significant policy decisions and on written reports to be submitted to the Council through the Secretary-General." (Press Release, SG/A/724IK/289, "SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS 16 COMMISSIONERS FOR UN MONITORING, VERIFICATION AND INSPECTION COMMISSION" <http://www.un.org/peace/20000310.sga724.doc.htm>) Note especially that "Commissioners will meet regularly to review the implementation of Security Council resolution 1284 (1999) and other relevant resolutions, and provide professional advice and guidance to the Executive Chairman, including on significant policy decisions and on written reports to be submitted to the Council through the Secretary-General." Given that Commissioners can guide "policy" "implementation" and decisions", it is worth noting the following: the Commission's lone U.S. citizen, Robert Einhorn, was formerly the Assistant Secretary of State, Non-Proliferation Affairs, United States Department of State. Einhorn was not just a non-proliferation analyst, researcher or expert: he was, to a certain extent, part of the upper-level non-proliferation policy team. And as such, he probably came in regular contact with other upper-level State Department officials. Those officials most likely included those who actively and publicly implement the current Administration's Iraq policy. E.g., Edward S. Walker, Jr., Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs; and C. David Welch, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs. Even though "All the [UNMOVIC] members work directly for the United Nations, not for their own countries as before [when UNSCOM existed and operated", (United Press International, "U.N. Readies Inspection Team for Iraqi Weapons", 22 August 2000), perhaps there still ought to be concern that an ex-upper-level State Department Official is now on the UNMOVIC Commission. After all, while the State Department may not actually formulate U.S. Iraq policy, it is the primary public face for an Iraq policy that has several public components that have little to do with the UN Security Council resolutions or disarmament: 1. Removing the regime (Iraq Liberation Act) 2. Maintaining sanctions until S. Hussein is no longer in power (E.g., President Clinton's statement that "sanctions will be there until the end of time or as long as he lasts" (The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, Remarks by the President in Bilateral Meeting with President Zedillo of Mexico, The Oval Office 14 November 1997, 10:20 A.M. <http://www.pub.whitehouse.gov/uri-res/I2R?urn:pdi://oma.eop.gov.us/1997/11/19/8.text.1> To read statements by or about Robert Einhorn, do a search at: The State Department Homepage- <http://www.state.gov/> Northernlight.com- <http://www.northernlight.com/> Keywords: "Robert Einhorn" or "Robert Einhorn and Iraq" ----------------------------------------------- FREE! The World's Best Email Address @email.com Reserve your name now at http://www.email.com -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email email@example.com Full details of CASI's various lists can be found on the CASI website: http://welcome.to/casi