President Bush is urging Iraqi Leader Saddam Hussein to let U.N. weapons inspectors back into his country. Mr. Bush says the inspectors need to find out if Iraq has weapons of mass destruction.
President Bush says Saddam Hussein must prove to the world that he is not developing biological, chemical or nuclear weapons. "He needs to let inspectors back into his country to show us he is not developing weapons of mass destruction,"
Iraq has long been on a U.S. state department list of nations that support terrorism. President Bush makes clear that is one big reason why the United States is keeping a close watch on Iraq and other countries believed to be seeking weapons of mass destruction. "If they develop weapons of mass destruction that will be used to terrorize nations, they will be held accountable," siad President Bush.
Iraq expelled U.N. weapons inspectors in late 1998. When asked by reporters what might happen if Saddam Hussein continues to refuse re-entry, Mr. Bush replied, "He'll find out."