For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 12, 2002
A Decade of Deception and Defiance
A Decade of Deception and Defiance serves as a background paper for President George W.
Bush's September 12th speech to the United Nations General Assembly. This document provides specific examples
of how Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has systematically and continually violated 16 United Nations Security Council resolutions over the past decade. This document is not designed to catalogue all of the violations of UN resolutions
or other abuses of Saddam Hussein's regime over the years.
For more than a decade, Saddam Hussein has deceived and defied the will and resolutions of the United
Nations Security Council by, among other things: continuing to seek and develop chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons
, and prohibited long-range missiles; brutalizing the Iraqi people, including committing gross human rights violations an
d crimes against humanity; supporting international terrorism; refusing to release or account for prisoners of war and other missing individuals from the Gulf War era; refusing to return stolen Kuwaiti property; and working to circumvent the
UN's economic sanctions.
The Administration will periodically provide information on these and other aspects of the threat posed to the international community by Saddam Hussein.
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