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IAEA Press Release

IAEA Presss Release 2002/11

Iraq and IAEA Inspections

2002 | Related Coverage: Director General's statement on Iraq to the IAEA Board of Governors on 9 September 2002.

Vienna, 06 September, 2002 | With reference to an article published today in the New York Times, the International Atomic Energy Agency would like to state that it has no new information on Iraq's nuclear programme since December 1998 when its inspectors left Iraq. Only through a resumption of inspections in accordance with Security Council Resolution 687 and other relevant resolutions can the Agency draw any conclusion with regard to Iraq's compliance with its obligations under the above resolutions relating to its nuclear activities.

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