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Perricos voices fears on N. Korea arms program

Although United Nations inspectors found no sign of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq before the US-led invasion of the country in March, Saddam Hussein was «evidently hiding something,» the Greek head of the UN arms inspectors told Kathimerini in an interview. But Dimitris Perricos flatly rejected the notion that evidence amassed by UN inspectors in Iraq amounted to a casus belli for the invasion. «No smoking gun was found anywhere,» he said. Perricos also expressed deep concern at North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. «Currently, the situation is even more dangerous than it was in Iraq in 2000-2001,» he told Kathimerini. «Experts believe there is a second nuclear reprocessing plant in North Korea, although they are not certain, and so everyone is walking on eggshells.»