Blix launches scathing attack on U.S., others.

Former chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix says that the United Nations effectiveness is threatened by countries that ignore its recommendations, singling out the United States and Britain in their push to invade Iraq last year.  

Blix told a seminar on human rights here in Stockholm that ‘the U.N. today is in a difficult situation after the U.S., Britain and some other states ignored the majority of the Security Council and intervened in Iraq to eliminate weapons of mass destruction—weapons that were not there’.  He also criticized the United States for acting unilaterally when international groups, including the U.N., disagree with U.S. views.  He warned that most of the world is uneasy about accepting a ‘Pax Americana’—Washington’s view of how to make the world secure.