UNMOVIC IAEA Press Statement on Inspection Activities in Iraq, 6 January 2003

2003/0601

An UNMOVIC biological team inspected the Ibn Seena Centre, located approximately 10 km northwest of Baghdad. The Centre is a facility for the production of veterinary drugs.

An UNMOVIC team of missile inspectors went to an Iraqi army base far south of Baghdad, where the team started tagging Iraq’s ground-to-ground solid propellant rockets Al Fatah. The remaining Al Fatah rockets, now in the possession of the Iraqi army, will be tagged in the course of this week.

An UNMOVIC chemical team returned to Falluja III, which is part of the Al Tariq Company, located about 100 km west of Baghdad. The site is primarily a pesticide formulation plant and was previously inspected on 8 and 19 December 2002.

An UNMOVIC multidisciplinary team inspected the maintenance section of the Al Fao Company, located in north Baghdad. This facility is responsible for the repair of engines, pumps and compressors used by the water-treatment and other industries.

A Mosul-based multidisciplinary team inspected the Free Trading Zone Commission (FTZC), which is affiliated with the Ministry of Finance. The site is a free trade zone independent investment commission located in the Filfayl area.

The IAEA conducted an inspection of several locations at the Tuwaitha site, including the Nuclear Physics Academic Research Centre, the Physics Research Materials and Electronics Studies Centre, and the Laser and Plasma Research Centre. Inspections were conducted in order to ascertain the level of activity at these locations.

Hiro Ueki
Spokesman for UNMOVIC and the IAEA in Baghdad

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