Scott Ritter is a is former intelligence officer in the US Marine Corps, a ballistic missile advisor during Desert Storm, and the security and military consultant for the Fox News network. Ritter served from 1991 to 1998 as a UN weapons inspector in Iraq. He was chief inspector in fourteen of the more than thirty inspection missions in which he participated. In 1998, he was accused by Iraq of being a spy for the CIA. He was then expelled from Iraq by its government in August 1998. Ritter resigned from the UN Special Commission. He later said that he resigned over inconsistencies between UNSC Resolution and how it was implemented. Ritter continued to be an outspoken commentator on US policy toward Iraq, particularly with respect to the WMD issue..
He was in Iran in early September, as a journalist for Nation magazine.
Here is his interview with Amy Goodman about his last book: “Target Iran: The truth about White House’s plan for regime change“.
If you don’t want to read the whole interview, thanks to Naj, here are Ritter’s main comments.