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IAEA Media Advisory 2003/3101 (31 January 2003)

News Update on Iraq Inspections

2003 |UNMOVIC IAEA Press Statement on Inspection Activities in Iraq. 31 January 2003

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31 January 2003 -- An UNMOVIC biological team performed aerial inspections over a number of sites for the first time. These sites involved Falluja II and III, the Agricultural and Biological Research Centre, Tuwaitha and former biological research facilities at Salman Park.

An UNMOVIC chemical team inspected the commercial headquarters of the Agricultural Supply Company in Baghdad. This company is involved in receiving and distributing agricultural chemicals.

An UNMOVIC missile team visited the 7 Nissan Factory. The factory produces a wide range of shell bodies and fuses for rockets. The team obtained clarifications on the present status of Al Fatah research and development activities, among other things.

An UNMOVIC multidisciplinary team inspected the Abu Ghraib Ammunition Factory west of Baghdad. Although only a limited number of personnel were on site, the inspection proceeded smoothly. The inspection included the production area, quality control, computer system and several warehouses.

Hiro Ueki
Spokesman for UNMOVIC and the IAEA in Baghdad