The association Svenskar I Världen, Swedes in the World, awarded Hans Blix the Swede of the Year title.


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from left HRH Crown Princess Victoria, Hans Blix, General Secretary Karin Ehnbom-Palmqvist and president of SVIV Ulf Dinkelspiel

On August 18 Hans Blix received the price in Stockholm  by HRH Crown Princess Victoria.

Hans Blix is most known for his now famous words about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq "There were about 700 inspections, and in no case did we find weapons of mass destruction," he stated  in several interviews he was also frank and direct in his judgement on how the Bush administration and their UK ally Prime Minister Tony Blair handled the invasion in Iraq. “The United States and Britain failed to examine the sources of their primary intelligence - Iraqi defectors with their own agendas for encouraging regime change - with a skeptical eye, he alleged.”


The association Svenskar I Världen, Swedes in the World, awarded Hans Blix the Swede of the Year title.

On August 18 Hans Blix received the price in Stockholm  by HRH Crown Princess Victoria.

Hans Blix is most known for his now famous words about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq "There were about 700 inspections, and in no case did we find weapons of mass destruction," he stated  in several interviews he was also frank and direct in his judgement on how the Bush administration and their UK ally Prime Minister Tony Blair handled the invasion in Iraq. “The United States and Britain failed to examine the sources of their primary intelligence - Iraqi defectors with their own agendas for encouraging regime change - with a skeptical eye, he alleged.”

Hans Blix was born 1928 in Uppsala. He went through law school at Uppsala University where he became Juris Doctor in International law after studies at Columbia University and University of Cambridge. He was head of the International Atomic Energy Agency 1981 to 1997 He was Swedish Foreign Minister 1978-1979.

Before the US invasion of Iran, in 2003, Blix was personally contacted by UN Secretary Kofi Annan to lead the United Nations Inspections in Iraq. Newt Gingrich, Speaker of the House of Representatives (1995-1999), later stated that one of the biggest mistakes the United States ever made.  

Weapon of mass destruction has never been found in Iraq.

Hans Blix published the book Disarming Iraq in 2004.

EuroFloridan likes to congratulate Hans Blix for his award, he has shown excellent, civil courage on the international area.  A Swede to be proud of!

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