March 15, 2007

Hans Blix/Weapons of Mass Destruction

Marcia Franklin is joined by former Chief U.N. Weapons Inspector Hans Blix, who is now the chairman of the International Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission. In his current position, he investigates ways of reducing the dangers from nuclear, biological, chemical and radiological weapons.

Franklin and Blix talk about the run-up to the Iraq war, during which Blix expressed reservations about the existence of weapons of mass destruction in that country. They also talk about the risks posed by Iran and North Korea, as well as terrorists groups that could make weapons of mass destruction. Blix was in Idaho as part of the Boise State University Distinguished Lecture Series.