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Syria: Shadow of Iraq

September 16th, 2013
02:22 PM ET

The current dilemma the international community has been facing with Syria has often been compared to the situation with Iraq in 2003, but how similar are they really?

Read: Syria: There's a chemical weapons agreement, now what?

Saddam Hussein's Iraq was accused of having large stockpiles of weapons, as is Bashar al-Assad's Syria. In 2003, the U.S and it's allies didn't wait to see the findings of the U.N weapons inspectors and decided to take military action in Iraq. Today, the international community is faced with the task of removing the chemical weapons from Syria with possible cooperation from Bashar al-Assad.

In this interview, Becky talks to former U.N chief weapons inspector Hans Blix, a man who was very sceptical of the U.S's role in Iraq in 2003, and gets his take on the latest diplomatic developments.


Filed under:  American politics • Becky's Interviews • Syria
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