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Chronology of IAEA Inspections and Key Events

(January 2005 - September 2007)

SEPTEMBER 2007

17, Monday. Director General Addresses General Conference. In a statement to delegations of Member States meeting at the 51st IAEA General Conference, Director General Mohamed ElBaradei reviewed major international developments and challenges facing the Agency and international community. Full Story | DG Statement: Full Version - Abridged Version

APRIL 2007

19, Thursday: IAEA Director General Letter on Iraq Safeguards to Security Council. IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei sent a letter to the President of the Security Council on IAEA activities in Iraq under relevant Security Council resolutions. IAEA Letter

SEPTEMBER 2006

18, Monday: IAEA Director General Statement to General Conference. IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei addressed verification activities in Iraq in his statement to the General Conference. DG Statement

NOVEMBER 2005

7, Monday: IAEA Director General on Nuclear Non-Proliferation Issues. IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei addressed the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Forum on a range of topics, including nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear safeguards, safety, and technology. Transcript of Interview [pdf] | Director General Statement

OCTOBER 2005

13, Thursday: IAEA Report to President of Security Council. In a letter to the President of the UN Security Council dated 13 October 2005, IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei submitted the latest consolidated progress report on the IAEA´s verification activities in Iraq. Consolidated Progress Report

SEPTEMBER 2005

26, Monday: IAEA General Conference Opens in Vienna. The 49th Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference opens today at the Austria Centre in Vienna, Austria. In his statement to the attending, high-level delegations, Director General Mohamed ElBaradei reviewed a range of nuclear challenges and opportunities facing the Agency and its Member States. Statement Summary | Director General Statement | General Conference 2005

23, Friday: IAEA Inspectors Complete Verification of Nuclear Material in Iraq. A team of IAEA inspectors has returned from Iraq to Vienna after completing the annual Physical Inventory Verification of declared nuclear material. The material - natural or low-enriched uranium - is consolidated at a storage facility near the Tuwaitha complex, south of Baghdad. Press Release

APRIL 2005

11, Monday: IAEA Report to President of Security Council. In a letter to the President of the UN Security Council dated 11 April 2005, IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei submitted the latest consolidated progress report on the IAEA´s verification activities in Iraq. The report covers the period since the last such report in October 2004. Consolidated Progress Report

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