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June 5, 2005 | From Associated Press
President Bush's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations flew to Europe in 2002 to confront the leader of a global arms-control agency and demand he resign, then orchestrated the leader's firing in a move that a U.N. tribunal has since judged unlawful, according to officials involved. John R. Bolton, then U.S. undersecretary of state, thought Jose Bustani "had to go," particularly because Bustani was trying to send chemical-weapons inspectors to Baghdad in advance of the U.S.
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June 5, 2005 | From Associated Press
President Bush's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations flew to Europe in 2002 to confront the leader of a global arms-control agency and demand he resign, then orchestrated the leader's firing in a move that a U.N. tribunal has since judged unlawful, according to officials involved. John R. Bolton, then U.S. undersecretary of state, thought Jose Bustani "had to go," particularly because Bustani was trying to send chemical-weapons inspectors to Baghdad in advance of the U.S.
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March 21, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The head of the global body that monitors chemical weapons stocks rejected a U.S. demand that he quit and accused Washington of threatening his group's independence. Jose Bustani, director of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which is based in The Hague, said the U.S. had never approached him with complaints but had circulated them to other nations in a bid to oust him.
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April 23, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The head of a global chemical weapons control body was ousted by a U.S.-sponsored vote provoked by a rift over his diplomatic overtures to secure Iraq's compliance on arms inspection. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which has 145 member states, voted to remove Brazilian Director General Jose Bustani at a meeting in The Hague after the U.S. forced a vote. Bustani had urged Iraq to join the OPCW.
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