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Hans Blix

The former Iraq arms inspector is to head the advisory board of the UAE nuclear program. All well and good… But how is Blix linked to Saddam Hussein (via ‘Brangelina’)?

February 24, 2010 1:09 by

Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan, the former secretary-general of the United Nations, was apparently so desperate for Blix to take the role that he called him while he was on holiday.

“We were in Patagonia holidaying at the time and I was waiting in line for a bus to take us to the airport when a travel agent came asking for a Mr Blix. She said a Mr Kofi had phoned,” Blix told The Guardian in 2003. Blix, a lifelong civil servant, accepted out of “a sense of duty [and] because there was no one else who was acceptable to Iraq and the west,” according to The Guardian’s report.

Annan is a regular visitor to the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, where he has been photographed talking to…

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