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IAEA Media Advisory 2003/0401 (4 January 2003)

News Update on Iraq Inspections

2003 |UNMOVIC IAEA Press Statement on Inspection Activities in Iraq, 4 January 2003

For full coverage, see the pages on IAEA and Iraq.

4 January 2003 -- An UNMOVIC chemical team inspected the Ibn Sina Centre at Farmiyah, approximately 60 km northwest of Baghdad. This site is a chemical research center and former uranium enrichment facility.

An UNMOVIC biological team inspected the Al Khalis Alcohol Facotry, located about 60 km north of Baghdad. This factory produces alcohol for local markets and medical use. Another biological team traveled to Basra and inspected the Baghdad University College of Agriculture and the Biology Department of the Baghdad University College of Education.

An UNMOVIC multidisciplinary team inspected the Shayk Mahzar Airfield and gathered information to rebaseline the site. Shayk Mahzar is a large airfield located in the southern No-Fly Zone.

The IAEA inspected the Al Mamoud and Al Aboor SE (Iraqi Plant) Plants, both located southwest of Baghdad. The Al Mamoud Plant manufactures composite propellant fuel for missiles. It also has a small civilian manufacturing sector. The Al Aboor Plant refurbishes machine tools and produces spare parts for the civilian and military sector.


Hiro Ueki
Spokesman for UNMOVIC and the IAEA in Baghdad