INVO & Iraq Chronology

Year:  1991   1992   1993   1994   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2003   2003   2004


1991

3 Apr 1991

UNSCR 687 adopted. Decides to establish UNSCOM and gives IAEA two mandates: (1) to uncover and dismantle Iraq's clandestine nuclear programme, and (2) to develop and implement an Ongoing Monitoring and Verification (OMV) Plan.

6 Apr 1991

Iraq accepts UNSCR 687.

15 Apr 1991

IAEA establishes Action Team. Responsible for planning and co-ordinating Agency's implementation of UNSCR 687.

18 Apr 1991

First Iraqi Declaration. Denies having nuclear weapons or weapons-grade nuclear material.

19 Apr 1991

IAEA letter to Iraq regarding declaration. Agency questions accuracy of 18 Apr 1991 declaration.

27 Apr 1991

Second Iraqi Declaration. Declares nuclear materials already subject to IAEA safeguards and lists facilities at Tuwaitha and Al Qaim.

15 May 1991

IAEA submits plan to UNSC. Implements UNSCR 687 task to destroy, remove, and render harmless Iraq's nuclear capabilities.

15-21 May 1991

First IAEA on-site inspection (IAEA 1) conducted in Iraq under UNSCR 687. IAEA inspects declared sites and Tarmiya.

17 Jun 1991

UNSCR 699 adopted. UNSC approves IAEA plan for destruction, removal and rendering harmless of items specified in Para. 12, UNSCR 687.

22 Jun-3 Jul 1991

IAEA 2. Iraq denies access to two sites, fires warning shots at inspectors.

30 Jun-3 Jul 1991

High Level UN Mission to Iraq. Reports Iraqi response falls short of requirements of UNSCR 687.

7-18 Jul 1991

IAEA 3. Reveals large stocks of natural uranium and existence of various uranium enrichment programs.

7 Jul 1991

Third Iraqi Declaration. Declaration maintains that Iraq had complied with the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and IAEA Safeguards Agreement. Discloses clandestine centrifuge, chemical, and electro-magnetic isotope separation (EMIS) uranium enrichment programs. Al Atheer visited by IAEA 3, but Iraq conceals true function until destruction.

9 Jul 1991

IAEA letter to Iraq regarding third declaration. Letter points out uranium enrichment programs should have been declared under Safeguards Agreement.

10 Jul 1991

Iraqi reply to IAEA letter of 9 Jul 1991. Letter attempts to justify failure to declare uranium enrichment programs.

11 Jul 1991

Second IAEA letter to Iraq regarding third declaration. Letter points out nuclear material should have been declared under Safeguards Agreement.

15 Jul 1991

Board of Governors adopts resolution declaring Iraq has not complied with safeguards agreement. IAEA's consolidated report on IAEA 1 and IAEA 2 on-site inspections (S/22788) under UNSCR 687 of Iraq nuclear capabilities. Report also sent to UNSC and UNGA.

25 Jul 1991

Report of IAEA 3 on-site inspection (S/22837) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.

27 Jul-10 Aug 1991

IAEA 4. Conducts detailed assessment of EMIS program and Al Atheer capabilities.

28 Jul 1991

Iraq submits additional list of nuclear material to IAEA 4. List of materials includes items not previously declared.

29 Jul 1991

IAEA submits plan for ongoing monitoring and verification (OMV). OMV Plan called for by UNSCR 687.

15 Aug 1991

UNSCR 707 adopted. Demands Iraq halt all nuclear activity, provide full disclosure of its weapons programs, and provide UNSCOM and IAEA inspectors immediate, unrestricted, unconditional access to all sites. Declares Iraq to be in material breach of UNSCR 687.

11 Sep 1991

Report of IAEA 4 on-site inspection (S/22986) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.

14-20 Sep 1991

IAEA 5. Concentrates on Iraqi declarations concerning nuclear materials, plutonium extraction, and uranium enrichment.

21-30 Sep 1991

IAEA 6. Inspectors detained in parking lot for four days after discovering documentation relating to Iraq's nuclear weaponization program. Documentation seized by inspectors forcibly confiscated by Iraq and returned to inspectors after a period of about six hours. Iraq removes all documents referring to PC-3 Group Four weaponization effort.

23 Sep 1991

UNSC calls on Iraq to implement UNSCR 707.

24 Sep 1991

UNSC condemns Iraq for obstruction of IAEA 6.

4 Oct 1991

Report of IAEA 5 on-site inspection (S/23112) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.

8 Oct 1991

Report of IAEA 6 on-site inspection (S/23122) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.

11 Oct 1991

UNSCR 715 adopted. Approves OMV Plan called for in UNSCR 687.

11-22 Oct 1991

IAEA 7. Destruction of uranium enrichment and reprocessing equipment.

11-18 Nov 1991

IAEA 8. Removal of unirradiated fuel. Centrifuge program investigation.

14 Nov 1991

Report of IAEA 7 on-site inspection (S/23215) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.

19 Nov 1991

Iraq rejects OMV Plan. Iraq refused to accept UNSCR 715 until 26 Nov 1993.

20 Nov 1991

Iraq provides information relevant to OMV. Iraq provided supplementary declaration on 13-14 Jan 1992, but declaration remained incomplete.

6-11 Dec 1991

Iraq provides IAEA with information regarding nuclear programs. Information required for OMV under UNSCR 715.

12 Dec 1991

Report of IAEA 8 on-site inspection (S/23283) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.

17 Dec 1991

First report on the implementation of the plan for the destruction, removal, and rendering harmless of items listed in paragraph 12 of UNSCR 687. Document issued as S/23295.



1992

11-14 Jan 1992

IAEA 9. Iraq acknowledges centrifuge program procurement not previously declared.

27-30 Jan 1992

Special UNSCOM Mission. To secure unconditional acceptance of UNSC resolutions.

30 Jan 1992

Report of IAEA 9 on-site inspection (S/23505) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.

5-13 Feb 1992

IAEA 10. Search for reported underground reactor finds no evidence for existence of such a facility.

19 Feb 1992

UNSC declares Iraq in material breach of UNSCR 687 provisions. Failure to acknowledge obligations under UNSCR 707 & 715. Failure to provide full disclosure of weapons capabilities.

21-23 Feb 1992

Special UNSCOM Mission. To secure unconditional acceptance of obligations under UNSC resolutions.

27 Feb 1992

UNSCOM reports failure of Special Mission. Iraq does not accept unconditionally its obligations under UNSC resolutions.

26 Feb 1992

Report IAEA 10 on-site inspection (S/23644) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.

12 Mar 1992

Iraq hands over Full, Final and Complete Disclosure (FFCD) to IAEA Director General. FFCD consolidates previous declarations and is treated as a draft in light of Agency questions about its adequacy. Iraq denies function of Al Atheer for weapons despite documentary evidence. IAEA decision to destroy Al Atheer.

7-15 Apr 1992

IAEA 11. Al Atheer facility destruction begun.

15 Apr 1991

First report on the implementation on the plan for future Ongoing Monitoring and Verification in Iraq under paragraph 12 of UNSCR 687. Document issued as S/23813.

22 May 1992

Report of IAEA 11 on-site inspection (S/23947) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.

17 Jun 1991

Second progress report on the implementation of the plan for the destruction, removal, and rendering harmless of items listed in paragraph 12 of UNSCR 687. Document issued as S/24110.

26 May-4 Jun 1992

IAEA 12. Al Atheer facility destruction completed. Removal of HEU from Iraq.

2 Jul 1992

Report of IAEA 12 on-site inspection (S/24223) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.

14-21 Jul 1992

IAEA 13. Tarmiya and Al Sharqat facility destruction largely completed.

16 Aug 1992

Report of IAEA 13 on-site inspection (S/24450) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.

31 Aug-7 Sep 1992

IAEA 14. Baseline radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses started.

25 Sep 1992

IAEA General Conference condemns Iraq's non-compliance with safeguards agreement.

28 Sep 1992

Report of IAEA 14 on-site inspection (S/24593) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.

28 Oct 1992

Second report on the implementation on the plan for future Ongoing Monitoring and Verification in Iraq under paragraph 12 of UNSCR 687. Document issued as S/24722.

8-18 Nov 1992

IAEA 15. Baseline radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses completed.

5-8 Dec 1992

IAEA 16. Iraq resists providing procurement information.

17 Dec 1992

Report of IAEA 15 on-site inspection (S/24981) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.

17 Dec 1992

Third report on the implementation of the plan for the destruction, removal, and rendering harmless of items listed in paragraph 12 of UNSCR 687. Document issued as S/24988.

24 Dec 1992

Report of IAEA 16 on-site inspection (S/25013) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.



1993

25-31 Jan 1993

IAEA 17. Continued Iraqi resistance to providing procurement information.

3-11 Mar 1993

IAEA 18. Search reveals no evidence of reported underground facilities.

13 Mar 1993

Report of IAEA 17 on-site inspection (S/25411) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.

19 Apr 1993

Third report on the implementation on the plan for future Ongoing Monitoring and Verification in Iraq under paragraph 12 of UNSCR 687. Document issued as S/25621.

26 Apr 1993

Report of IAEA 18 on-site inspection (S/25666) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.

30 Apr-7 May 1993

IAEA 19. First periodic radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses.

21 Jun 1993

Report of IAEA 19 on-site inspection (S/25982) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.

21 Jun 1993

Fourth report on the implementation of the plan for the destruction, removal, and rendering harmless of items listed in paragraph 12 of UNSCR 687. Document issued as S/25983.

25-30 Jun 1993

IAEA 20. Preparations for removal of irradiated fuel. Machine tool verifications at multiple sites.

24-27 Jul 1993

IAEA 21 Continuation of IAEA 20 activities. First inspection of south Taji area.

20 Aug 1993

Consolidated report on IAEA 20 and IAEA 21 on-site inspections (S/26333) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.

31 Aug-9 Sep 1993

High Level Technical Talks in New York. UNSCOM, IAEA, and Iraq participate.

31 Aug-9 Sep 1993

High Level Technical Talks in New York. UNSCOM, IAEA, and Iraq participate.

10-24 Sep 1993

IAEA Aerial Gamma Survey. Tuwaitha, Al Jesira, & Al Atheer surveyed.

30 Sep-8 Oct 1993

IAEA/Iraq High Level Technical Talks in Baghdad. IAEA and Iraq review progress in implementing UNSCR 687 and 715.

2-8 Oct 1993

High Level Technical Talks in New York. Follow up of first talks between IAEA, UNSCOM & Iraq.

1-15 Nov 1993

IAEA 22. Second periodic radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses.

3 Nov 1993

Fourth report on the implementation on the plan for future Ongoing Monitoring and Verification in Iraq under paragraph 12 of UNSCR 687. Document issued as S/23813.

15-30 Nov 1993

High Level Technical Talks in New York. Third round of talks to address outstanding issues. IAEA, UNSCOM & Iraq participate.

26 Nov 1993

Iraq accepts its obligations under UNSCR 715 (1991). UNSCR 715 approved OMV plan on 11 Oct 1991.

2-16 Dec 1993

IAEA Aerial Gamma Survey follow up. Follow up of 10-24 Sep 1993 aerial survey.

20 Dec 1993

Fifth report on the implementation of the plan for the destruction, removal, and rendering harmless of items listed in paragraph 12 of UNSCR 687. Document issued as S/26897.



1994

14 Jan 1994

Report of IAEA 22 on-site inspection (S/1994/31) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.

2-5 Feb 1994

High Level Technical Talks in Baghdad. Fourth round of talks between IAEA, UNSCOM & Iraq.

4-11 Feb 1994

IAEA 23. Machine tool inventory and machine tool surveillance system installation. Removal of irradiated fuel completed.

14-19 Mar 1994

High Level Technical Talks in New York. Fifth round of talks between IAEA, UNSCOM & Iraq.

11-22 Mar 1994

IAEA 24. Third periodic radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses.

24-26 Mar 1994

High Level Technical Talks in Baghdad. UNSCOM, IAEA, & Iraq assess progress in preparing for OMV and issue joint statement.

25 Mar 1994

Report of IAEA 23 on-site inspection (S/1994/355) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.

22 Apr 1994

Fifth report on the implementation on the plan for future Ongoing Monitoring and Verification in Iraq under paragraph 12 of UNSCR 687. Document issued as S/1994/490.

1 Jun 1994

Report of IAEA 24 on-site inspection (S/1994/650) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.

22 Jun-1 Jul 1994

IAEA 25. Continuing work to establish nuclear material balance.

4-5 Jul 1994

High Level Technical Talks in Baghdad. Sixth round of talks between IAEA, UNSCOM & Iraq.

5 Jul 1993

Sixth report on the implementation of the plan for the destruction, removal, and rendering harmless of items listed in paragraph 12 of UNSCR 687. Document issued as S/1994/793.

22 Aug-9 Sep 1994

IAEA 26. NMG 9401. Laser uranium enrichment investigation. Continuous permanent presence of IAEA in Iraq [Nuclear Monitoring Group (NMG)] established.

26 Aug 1994

Report of IAEA 25 on-site inspection (S/1994/1001) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.

10 Oct 1994

Sixth report on the implementation on the plan for future Ongoing Monitoring and Verification in Iraq under paragraph 12 of UNSCR 687. Document issued as S/1994/1151.

14-21 Oct 1994

IAEA 27. Fourth periodic radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses.

22 Oct 1994

Report of IAEA 26 on-site inspection (S/1994/1206) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.

22 Dec 1994

Seventh report on the implementation of the plan for the destruction, removal, and rendering harmless of items listed in paragraph 12 of UNSCR 687. Document issued as S/1994/1438.

22 Dec 1994

Report of IAEA 27 on-site inspection (S/1994/1443) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.



1995

4-12 Apr 1995

NMG 9504. Fifth periodic radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses.

11 Apr 1995

Seventh report on the implementation on the plan for future Ongoing Monitoring and Verification in Iraq under paragraph 12 of UNSCR 687. Document issued as S/1995/287.

14 Apr 1995

UNSCR 986 adopted. Authorizes sale of Iraqi oil for humanitarian needs. Negotiations for implementation delay start of oil sale until 1997.

13 Jun 1995

Seventh report on the implementation of the plan for the destruction, removal, and rendering harmless of items listed in paragraph 12 of UNSCR 687. Document issued as S/1995/481.

7 Aug 1995

Lt. Gen. Hussein Kamel defects to Jordan.

12 Aug 1995

Iraq invites IAEA to send delegation to Baghdad.

17-20 Aug 1995

IAEA High Level Delegation in Iraq. Revelations confirming extensive clandestine nuclear weapons program indicate need for complete revision of FFCD.

17 Aug 1995

Iraq admits having planned to use safeguarded HEU for weapon. Crash Program designed to overcome lack of fissile material production.

20 Aug 1995

Iraq hands over document cache to UNSCOM & IAEA. Iraq releases information allegedly withheld on Hussein Kamel's orders without the knowledge of the Iraqi government. Haider House Farm cache consists of more than 500,000 pages of documents.

22 Aug 1995

IAEA discussions with Hussein Kamel in Jordan.

9-20 Sep 1995

IAEA 28. Follow up investigation of information provided after Hussein Kamel's defection. Need for new FFCD restated.

15-22 Oct 1995

NMG 9515. Sixth periodic radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses.

17-24 Oct 1995

IAEA 29. Further follow up of information provided after Hussein Kamel's defection.

21 Jul 1995

Eighth report on the implementation on the plan for future Ongoing Monitoring and Verification in Iraq under paragraph 12 of UNSCR 687. Document issued as S/1995/604.

6 Oct 1995

Ninth report on the implementation on the plan for future Ongoing Monitoring and Verification in Iraq under paragraph 12 of UNSCR 687. Document issued as S/1995/844.

1 Dec 1995

Report of IAEA 28 on-site inspection (S/1995/1003) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.

18 Dec 1995

Seventh report on the implementation of the plan for the destruction, removal, and rendering harmless of items listed in paragraph 12 of UNSCR 687. Document issued as S/1995/481.



1996

10 Jan 1996

Report of IAEA 29 on-site inspection (S/1996/14) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.

1 Mar 1996

Iraq delivers FFCD. IAEA review establishes need for clarifications and additions to FFCD.

26 Mar 1996

UNSCR 1051 adopted. Established import/export monitoring mechanism.

11 Apr 1996

IAEA's first consolidated report under paragraph 16 of Security Council Resolution 1051, Document issued as S/1996/261.

22-29 Apr 1996

NMG 9605. Seventh periodic radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses.

13-19 May 1996

IAEA 30.1. Ad hoc mission to clarify FFCD. Resulted in more than 300 requests for substantive revisions.

23-24 May 1996

IAEA requests 50 EMIS-related changes to FFCD.

12 Jun 1996

UNSCR 1060 adopted. Calls on Iraq to provide immediate, unconditional and unrestricted access to all areas, facilities, equipment, records, and means of transportation.

17 Jun-8 Jul 1996

High Level Technical Talks in Baghdad. IAEA 30.2. Ad hoc mission to clarify FFCD.

20 Jun 1996

Iraq delivers revised FFCD [FFCD (F-1)] to IAEA 30.2 mission.

7 Sep 1996

Iraq delivers what it asserts is final FFCD (FFCD-F). FFCD-F incorporated clarifications from IAEA 30.1 and 30.2 missions. Agency review establishes need for clarifications of FFCD-F.

15-23 Sep 1996

NMG 9614. Eighth periodic radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses.

7 Oct 1996

IAEA's second consolidated report under paragraph 16 of Security Council Resolution 1051, Document issued as S/1996/833.

12-15 Nov 1996

NMG 9616 Underwater Search Campaign. Search finds no evidence of reported dumping of nuclear waste in Lake Razzaza.



1997

3-10 Feb 1997

IAEA 30.3 in conjunction with NMG9702. Ad hoc mission to clarify FFCD-F. Additional clarifications requested.

1-10 Mar 1997

NMG 9703 Sub-Surface Search Campaign. Search of declared burial sites to verify independently Iraqi claims of post-war destruction and concealment.

7 Mar 1997

IAEA Director General meets Iraq's Foreign Minister. Requirement to reaffirm unconditionally Iraq's obligations under Non-proliferation Treaty and Safeguards Agreement.

11 Apr 1997

IAEA's third consolidated report (S/1997/297) submitted to UNSC.

11-21 Apr 1997

NMG 9705. Ninth periodic radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses.

1 May 1997

Iraq's Foreign Minister unconditionally reaffirms Iraq's obligations under NPT and Safeguards in letter to IAEA Director General. Response to meeting with IAEA Director General on 970307.

16-21 May 1997

NIAEA 30.4. Ad hoc mission to further clarify FFCD-F. Additional clarifications requested.

14-31 May 1997

NMG 9709 Aerial Gamma Survey. 20 sites mapped in detail.

13 Jun 1997

UNSC Presidential Statement issued. Expresses concern over Iraqi interference with helicopter operations and reminds Iraq of its obligations.

21 Jun 1997

UNSCR 1115 adopted. Calls on Iraq to provide immediate, unconditional and unrestricted access to all areas, facilities, equipment, records, personnel and means of transportation.

19-24 Jul 1997

IAEA 30.5. Ad hoc mission to further clarify FFCD-F. Additional clarifications requested to FFCD-F and 15 technical matters.

1 Aug 1997

IAEA informs Iraq of need for additional information in five areas. Follow up of IAEA 30.5.

4 Aug-16 Sep 1997

Series of 24 letters received from Iraq in response to matters arising from IAEA 30.5. Iraq provides incomplete response to questions about the role of the Governmental Committee and foreign assistance to its clandestine nuclear programme. Iraq maintains that it has no knowledge of the late Lt.Gen. Hussein Kamel's motives in concealing materials and documentation and declines to include summary of achievements in FFCD-F.

8 Oct 1997

IAEA's fourth consolidated report under paragraph 16 of Security Council Resolution 1051, Document issued as S/1996/779.

20-30 Oct 1997

NMG 9714. Tenth periodic radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses.

23 Oct 1997

UNSCR 1134 adopted. Calls on Iraq to provide immediate, unconditional and unrestricted access to all areas, facilities, equipment, records, and means of transportation. Suspends sanctions reviews.

29 Oct 1997

Iraq informs UNSC of decision to impose conditions on its cooperation with UNSCOM. Iraq informs UNSC of intention to impose conditions on its cooperation with UNSCOM.

29 Oct 1997

UNSC Presidential Statement issued. Condemns Iraq's decision of 29 Oct 1997 to seek to try to impose conditions on its cooperation with UNSCOM.

30 Oct and 2 Nov 1997

Iraq refuses entry of inspectors based on nationality.

30 Oct-22 Nov 1997

UNSCOM and IAEA withdraw inspectors from Iraq to Bahrain. Ongoing monitoring and verification activities suspended.

12 Nov 1997

UNSCR 1137 adopted. Imposes travel restrictions on certain Iraqi officials.

13 Nov 1997

UNSC Presidential Statement issued. Condemns decision of Iraq to expel UNSCOM personnel based on nationality.

21 Nov 1997

IAEA inspectors return to Iraq. Absence from Iraq is first interruption of IAEA presence since August 1994.

25 Nov-4 Dec 1997

Augmented NMG 9716. Conducts 49 inspections and radiation surveys. Finds no indication of proscribed activities at facilities inspected.

3 Dec 1997

UNSC Presidential Statement issued. Demands that Iraq fulfil all its obligations. Welcomes progress made by UNSCOM and IAEA.

19-22 Dec 1997

IAEA Technical Team visits Iraq. Team conducts discussions to clarify five matters identified in October 1997 report to UNSC. Iraq indicated that it does not object to the use of fixed wing aircraft for technical functions. Iraq agreed to reissue consolidated FFCD with all changes incorporated and a Summary of Technical Achievements of its clandestine nuclear program.

22 Dec 1997

UNSC Presidential Statement issued. Stresses that Iraq's failure to cooperate fully is unacceptable and violation of UNSCR.



1998

14 Jan 1998

UNSC Presidential Statement issued. Deplores Iraq's refusal to cooperate fully with UNSCOM and to provide full access.

23 Feb 1998

Iraq and UN Secretary-General sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Establishes procedure for inspection of Presidential Sites. Iraq reconfirms its acceptance of all relevant UNSCR.

2 Mar 1998

UNSCR 1154 adopted. Endorses 23 Feb 1998 MOU. Urges inspections of Presidential Sites.

22-25 Mar 1998

IAEA Technical Team visits Iraq. Follow up of 19-22 Dec 1997 visit.

25 Mar 1998

Iraq delivers consolidated FFCD. Consolidates 7 Sep 1997 FFCD and changes resulting from Feb, May, and July 1997 consultations.

26 Mar-3 Apr 1998

Special Group visits eight Presidential Sites. Special Group consisted of 20 senior diplomats and experts from UNSCOM and IAEA.

9 Apr 1998

IAEA's fifth consolidated report under paragraph 16 of Security Council Resolution 1051, Document issued as S/1998/312.

14-28 Apr 1998

NMG 9805. Eleventh periodic radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses.

15 May 1998

UNSC Presidential Statement issued. Notes improved access provided to IAEA and UNSCOM. Notes IAEA has technically coherent picture of Iraq's clandestine nuclear program. Requests status report by end of July 1998.

20 May-12 Jun 1998

NMG 9807 Aerial Gamma Survey. Third survey of former Iraqi nuclear-related installations. No statistically significant differences in sites overflown in 1997 and 1998.

27 Jul 1998

IAEA issues interim report (S/1998/694). Response to 14 May 1998 UNSC Presidential Statement.

5 Aug 1998

Iraq announces its suspension of cooperation with IAEA and UNSCOM. No formal notification to IAEA.

6 Aug 1998

Iraq provides informal notification of withdrawal of cooperation to IAEA. Restricts monitoring to sites designated by Iraq. Contravenes Iraq's obligations undertaken on 26 Nov 1993. Reduces significantly effectiveness of OMV and level of assurance provided by OMV.

11 Aug 1998

IAEA reports withdrawal of cooperation to UNSC. Significantly reduced level of assurance compared to that provided by full implementation of OMV Plan.

18 Aug 1998

UNSC President replies to IAEA report. Declares Iraq's position unacceptable. Emphasizes need for early resumption of dialogue with Iraq.

25 Aug 1998

IAEA issues letter to Iraq. Invites resumption of dialogue.

9 Sep 1998

UNSCR 1194 adopted. Demands recission of 5 Aug 1998 decision and resumption of full cooperation with IAEA and UNSCOM. Suspends sanctions reviews indefinitely.

28 Sep 1998

NMG 9813 denied access to Al Iraqi Factory. NMGs had inspected the factory eight times since February 1995.

7 Oct 1998

IAEA's sixth consolidated report under paragraph 16 of Security Council Resolution 1051,.Document issued as S/1998/927.

31 Oct 1998

Iraq announces decision to cease cooperation with UNSCOM.

3 Nov 1998

IAEA reports "inability to exercise its right to full and free access under its OMV plan" to UNSC. Iraq's 31 Oct 1998 decision results in "significant reduction in level of assurance" provided by OMV plan.

5 Nov 1998

UNSCR 1205 adopted. Condemns 31 Oct 1998 decision by Iraq to cease cooperation. Demands rescission of 31 Oct 1998 decision.

11 Nov 1998

NMG 9816 personnel relocated to Bahrain. Relocation due to concern for safety of personnel. Decision taken in parallel with similar UNSCOM decision.

14 Nov 1998

Iraq announces decision to resume cooperation with UNSCOM and IAEA.

17 Nov 1998

IAEA 9816 personnel return to Baghdad.

17 Nov-13 Dec 1998

NMG 9816 and 9817. NMGs expand inspection activities to certify continuity of knowledge.

9-13 Dec 1998

IAEA Technical Team visits Baghdad. Discussions of remaining questions and concerns.

14 Dec 1998

IAEA report on Iraq's cooperation since 17 Nov 1998 to UNSC. Report of Iraq's cooperation with NMG requested by UNSC President on 25 Nov 1998.

16 Dec 1998

NMG 9817 personnel relocated to Bahrain. Relocation due to concern for safety of personnel. Decision taken in parallel with similar UNSCOM decision.



1999

20 Jan 1999

IAEA Director General delivers nonpaper to UNSC SG. Personal reflections on arms inspections in Iraq.

30 Jan 1999

UNSC Presidential Note issued. Establishes three panels (disarmament, humanitarian situation, and Kuwaiti issues) for Iraq. Disarmament panel to recommend how to reestablish effective disarmament/ongoing monitoring and verification regime in Iraq.

18 Feb 1999

IAEA reports on implementation of its mandate in Iraq to UNSC. Response to 30 Jan 1999 UNSC Presidential note.

23-27 Feb 1999

Disarmament Panel meets in NY. AT briefs on status of OMV and disarmament.

9-11 Mar 1999

IAEA Expert Meeting on wide area environmental monitoring in Iraq. Meeting to consolidate and optimize existing technical OMV activities.

22-27 Mar 1999

Disarmament Panel meets in NY. Drafts consensus report for UNSC.

30 Mar 1999

Disarmament Panel report on disarmament and current and future OMV issued. Report endorses "reinforced OMV system" similar to IAEA's NMG system for resolution of remaining disarmament issues and future OMV activities.

7 Apr 1999

Chairman of three panels presents reports to UNSC. Reports of three panels offer "concrete recommendations" for "dealing with Iraqi question". "Status quo is not a viable option."

7 Apr 1999

IAEA's seventh consolidated report under paragraph 16 of Security Council Resolution 1051. Document issued as S/1999/393.

7 Oct 1999

IAEA's eighth consolidated report under paragraph 16 of Security Council Resolution 1051. Document issued as S/1999/1035.

10 Dec 1999

IAEA Director General submits letter to UNSC regarding Physical Inventory Verification (PIV). The Director General reported the Agency's intent to conduct PIV.

17 Dec 1999

UNSC 1284 adopted. Previous IAEA mandate confirmed. UNMOVIC created as UNSCOM successor. IAEA requested to revise list of good and technology subject to UNSCR 1051 export/import mechanism.



2000

22-25 Jan 2000

IAEA inspectors conduct PIV in Iraq. PIV verified presence of nuclear material subject to SG.

10 Apr 2000

IAEA's ninth consolidated report under paragraph 16 of Security Council Resolution 1051. Document issued as S/2000/300.

11 Oct 2000

IAEA's tenth consolidated report under paragraph 16 of Security Council Resolution 1051. Document issued as S/2000/983.

22 Dec 2000

IAEA Director General submits letter to UNSC regarding PIV. The Director General reported the Agency's intent to conduct PIV.



2001

20-23 Jan 2001

IAEA inspectors conduct PIV in Iraq. PIV verified presence of nuclear material subject to SG.

12 Feb 2001

IAEA Director General submits report of PIV results to UNSC. Russian ambassador requested report of PIV results.

6 Apr 2001

IAEA's eleventh consolidated report under paragraph 16 of Security Council Resolution 1051. Document issued as S/2001/337.

1 Jun 2001

IAEA Director General's letter forwarding revised list of items and technology subject to UNSCR 1051 export/import mechanism. UNSCR 1284 (1999) requested revision of list of items and technology subject to UNSCR 1051 export/import mechanism (Annex 3).

23 Aug 2001

IAEA Director General's letter informing the publishing of the export/import mechanism (Annex 3) as document S/2001/561 and that it would be effective as of 1 September 2001.

1 Sep 2001

Annex 3 revised list is effective.

7 Oct 2001

IAEA's twelfth consolidated report under paragraph 16 of Security Council Resolution 1051. Document issued as S/2001/945.

29 Nov 2001

UNSCR 1382 adopted. "Goods Review List" and procedures of application for implementation beginning on 30 May 2002.



2002

26-30 Jan 2002

IAEA inspectors conduct PIV in Iraq. PIV verified presence of nuclear material subject to SG.

10 Apr 2002

IAEA submits thirteenth consolidated report under paragraph 16 of Security Council Resolution 1051. Document issued as S/2002/367.

1-3 May 2002

The Director General of the IAEA joins the UN Secretary General for his meeting with Iraq's delegation.

14 May 2002

UNSCR 1409 is adopted. A new system is defined for the sale or supply of commodities and products to Iraq, through the adoption of the Goods Review List (GRL) and associated procedures.

4-5 Jul 2002

The Director General of the IAEA takes part in the UN-Iraq dialogue in Vienna.

16 Sep 2002

The Foreign Minister of Iraq informs the UN Secretary-General that Iraq has decided to allow the return of weapons inspectors without conditions (S/2002/1034).

30 Sep-1 Oct 2002

The Director General of the IAEA and the Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC hold a meeting in Vienna with Iraqi representatives on practical measures related to the resumption of inspections.

16 Oct 2002

IAEA submits fourteenth consolidated report under paragraph 16 of Security Council Resolution 1051. Document issued as S/2002/1150.

8 Nov 2002

The UNSC adopts Resolution 1441.

11 Nov 2002

IAEA Director General addresses the UN General Assembly outlining requirements for the resumption of inspections.

13 Nov 2002

Iraq responds to Security Council Resolution 1441. In a letter to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Iraq accepts the resumption of on-site IAEA and UN inspections in Iraq.

18-19 Nov 2002

The Director General of the IAEA and the Executive Chairman of the UNMOVIC visit Baghdad for discussions with representatives of the Government of Iraq.

25 Nov 2002

The Director General of the IAEA briefs the UNSC on his recent visit to Baghdad.

27 Nov 2002

Inspections resume in Iraq.

28 Nov 2002

IAEA Director General briefs the IAEA Board of Governors on inspections in Iraq.

28 Nov 2002

IAEA teams inspect two sites known for their dual-use capabilities as of 1998: Dhu Al Fiqar and Nassr located in the Taji area, north of Baghdad.

30 Nov 2002

IAEA teams inspect Um Al Maarik and Al Meelad (where the former Al Furat centrifuge facility was located.) Completed removal and replacement of the last of four air samplers at Al Qa Qaa.

1 Dec 2002

By a decision of the IAEA Director General, the UNSC 687 Action Team is renamed the Iraq Nuclear Verification Office (INVO.)

2 Dec 2002

Inspections continue at three small alcohol production sites approximately 20 km north of Baghdad.

3 Dec 2002

IAEA UNMOVIC joint inspection of Presidential Site, Sijood.

6-7 Dec 2002

Inspection and verification activities at Tuwaitha and Shakyli.

7 Dec 2002

Iraq provides the IAEA and UNMOVIC with a declaration required by the UNSCR 1441.

6-7 Dec 2002

Inspection and verification activities at Tuwaitha and Shakyli.

9 Dec 2002

IInspections continue, including some initial Physical Inventory Verification, at Tuwaitha, Shakyli, and Al Qa Qaa.

10 Dec 2002

Further inspections include Al Qa Qaa, Sumood-4 (+Sadda Cement Factory), Al Furat, and Al Karama (Ibn al Haytham, Military Industrialisation Committee (MIC) stores, Al Fatah, Al Sumood.)

11 Dec 2002

Within the context of inspections an initial PIV is completed at Tuwaitha and further inspections done at Al Qaim and Ibn Sina (formerly Tarmiya), including Amil liquid nitrogen plant and at Saddam GE, including the adjacent Amir Factory.

12 Dec 2002

Inspections continue at Ibn Sina, Al Nida and Al Zawraa, Al Mutasim (located on former site of Al Atheer.) Verification of inventory at Al Hatteen.

13 Dec 2002

Hydrological Surveys and Gamma Surveys around Baghdad.

14 Dec 2002

Verification and Inspections Theo al Fukar, Nassr, Tahidi, Iskanderiya and Hatteen, Sumood, Daura, Shaheed, and the Mahaweel military base., Including further hydrological and gamma surveys, at Theo al Fukar and Nassr.

15 Dec 2002

Inspections at Al Maarik, Kadessiya, Badr, Ramadi, including Gamma surveys around Ramadi and environmental samples around Tuwaitha.

16 Dec 2002

Inspections at Hatteen, Iskanderya, Al Qa Qaa, Mussayib Army Munitions Depot, and Al Motaseem Factory. Joint Inspections with UNMOVIC missile team at Saad General Company to meet with former PC-3 personnel.

17 Dec 2002

Inspections in Baghdad (Radwan Factory, Iraqi Plant) and around Mosul.

18 Dec 2002

Inspections in Baghdad (Saidiya Specialized Institute for Engineering Industries (SIEI), Hydraulics Factory, and Daura Industrial Engine Factory) and around Mosul.

19 Dec 2002

The Director General of the IAEA provides an initial briefing to the UNSC on Iraq's declaration.

20 Dec 2002

Inspections at Tuwaitha and Shakyli.

21 Dec 2002

Inspections at Ramadan, Binwalid, Al Raya, Al Zahef and Al Kabeer.

22 Dec 2002

Inspections at the Mansour State Company, the Farabi Computer Centre (Al Kwarzi) and the Tahrir Institute of Welding Technology.

23 Dec 2002

Inspections at the Al Razi Company and the Beytar Factory.

24 Dec 2002

Inspections at Salah al Din General Establishment (Electronics Factory) and the Baghdad Technical University, including interview of Iraqi staff.

25 Dec 2002

Inspections at Hatteen Fateh Explosives Factory (Mussayib) Um Al Maarik Factory and Al Qa Qaa.

26 Dec 2002 -

IAEA teams meet with National Monitoring Directorate of Iraq (NMD) Theo Al Fekar (Al Rashid) and resume Iraqi staff interviews. Daily inspections continue.



2003

9 Jan 2003

IAEA Director General and UNMOVIC Executive Chairman brief UNSC on inspections and further plans.

18 - 20 Jan 2003

High-Level technical talks with Iraqi officials resulting in a joint 10-point statement from IAEA Director General and UNMOVIC Executive Chairman.

27 Jan 2003

IAEA Director General and UNMOVIC Executive Chairman brief the UN Security Council on inspections.

5 Feb 2003

IAEA Director General Attends Security Council Briefing.

8 - 9 Feb 2003

Technical meetings at the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Baghdad. IAEA Director General meets with Iraqi officials in Baghdad.

14 Feb 2003

IAEA Director General and UNMOVIC Executive Chairman brief the UN Security Council on inspections.

7 Mar 2003

IAEA Director General and UNMOVIC Executive Chairman brief the UN Security Council on inspections.

17 Mar 2003

IAEA Director General makes statement of the IAEA Board of Governors.

18 Mar 2003

IAEA inspectors evacuate Iraq.

19 Mar 2003

IAEA submits Work Programme to UN Security Council pursuant UNSC Resolution 1284.

9 Apr 2003

IAEA Director General addresses IAEA General Assembly.

14 Apr 2003

IAEA submits fifteenth consolidated report under paragraph 16 of Security Council Resolution 1051. Document issued as S/2003/422.

23 Apr 2003

IAEA Director General statement to the UN Security Council.

22 May 2003

The UN Security Council decides to lift trade and financial sanctions on Iraq and revisit the mandates of the IAEA and the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) at a later date.

7 Jun 2003

IAEA inspectors conduct Physical Inventory Verification (PIV) in Iraq. PIV verified presence of nuclear material subject to SG.

16 Jun 2003

IAEA Director General makes statement to the IAEA Board of Governors.

8 Sep 2003

IAEA Director General updates IAEA Board of Governors on situation in Iraq.

19 Sep 2003

IAEA Member States today commend the IAEA's nuclear verification in Iraq.

14 Oct 2003

IAEA submits sixteenth consolidated report under paragraph 16 of Security Council Resolution 1051. Document issued as S/2003/993.

20 Oct 2003

IAEA Director General makes statement to the IAEA Board of Governors.



2004

13 Apr 2004

IAEA submits seventeenth consolidated report under paragraph 16 of Security Council Resolution 1051. Document issued as S/2004/285.

6 July 2004

The IAEA assists in an operation to secure and remove some nuclear and radiological materials from Iraq, report issued as S/2004/538.

7 Aug 2004

IAEA inspectors conduct PIV in Iraq. PIV verified presence of nuclear material subject to SG.

4 Oct 2004

IAEA submits eighteenth consolidated report under paragraph 16 of Security Council Resolution 1051. Document issued as S/2004/786.

25 Oct 2004

IAEA Director General submits report to the UN Security Council on Iraq´s reported loss of high explosives subject to the IAEA´s monitoring. The communication includes the letter the IAEA received from Iraq 10 October. Entire report issued as, S/2004/831.

2 Nov 2004

IAEA Director General addresses the UN General Assembly.