United Nations - Iraq

In a much anticipated report to the Security Council, the U.N.'s top two weapons inspectors complained that Iraq has not been cooperative enough but asked for more time to continue their search for weapons of mass destruction there. Mohamad ElBaradei said, "We have to date found no evidence that Iraq has revived its nuclear program." But he added that his inspectors' work "should be allowed to run its natural course." Hans Blix, leading the search for chemical and biological weapons, said Iraq has failed to cooperate on substantive matters. Key members of the Security Council are inclined to give inspectors more time. But, reflecting the Bush administration's views, White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said, "The more time they get, the more they're getting the run around." NPR's Vicky O'Hara reports from New York.

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