UNMOVIC/IAEA Press Statement on Inspection Activities in Iraq, 26 November 2002

2002/2611

The leaders of the UNMOVIC and IAEA weapons inspection teams gave the press today a technical briefing on their inspection activities, which will begin tomorrow, 27 November. Dimitri Perricos, the Director of the Division of Planning and Operations of UNMOVIC, who is leading the chemical, biological and missiles inspection team, and Jacques Baute, who is leading the IAEA Iraq Action Team in the nuclear field, explained the ways and means of conducting their respective inspections, exhibiting some of the instruments that they are planning to employ. and Iraq.

17 weapons inspectors, who arrived in Baghdad yesterday, spent the day preparing themselves for the resumption of inspections tomorrow. They will leave the Baghdad Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Centre for the first inspections early in the morning tomorrow. The Centre is the central base of their inspection activities in Iraq.

Hiro Ueki
Spokesman for UNMOVIC and the IAEA in Baghdad

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