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7 December 2002 - 2002/0712b

UNMOVIC/IAEA Press Statement on Inspection Activities in Iraq, 7 December 2002

An UNMOVIC team carried out an inspection of the Al-Kudus Company, which is situated in the Iskandariyah area about 50 km south of Baghdad.

The company was formed in September 2002 and occupies a site where it was previously intended to house a wind tunnel. Reconstruction of the site for the new research center supporting military applications is still proceeding.

The site and all its key buildings were inspected and the objectives of the visit were successfully achieved.

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7 December 2002 - 2002/0712

News Update on Iraq Inspections

UNMOVIC/IAEA Press Statement on the Handover of the Iraqi Declaration, 7 December 2002

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

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6 December 2002 - 2002/0612

News Update on Iraq Inspections: IAEA, UN Inspectors Visit More Sites, 6 December 2002

Based on reports from the UN, inspectors visited Al-Mutanna, north of Baghdad, where Iraq once had a chemical weapons (CW) warfare programme. During past visits to the site before the 1998 suspension of the UN arms probe, thousands of CW shells and agents had been destroyed by the UN. Dimitri Perricos, the leader of the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspections Commission (UNMOVIC) inspection team, told reporters today that experts wanted to know if some shells containing mustard gas, which were left out at the site, were still stored there. Mr.

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4 December 2002 - 2002/0412

News Update on Iraq Inspections: Teams Inspect Presidential Site, 3 December 2002

As reported by the UN 3 December, teams from the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission and the International Atomic Energy Agency today conducted an unannounced joint inspection of one of the eight Presidential sites in Iraq.

The probe at the Sijood site, located on the west bank of the Tigris River in Baghdad, was the first inspection of a presidential site since the return of the inspectors to Iraq, according to a UN spokesman.

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3 December 2002 - 2002/35

Briefing on Human Tissue Irradiation Technique that Saves Lives

Key experts from the IAEA and around the world will brief the media on Wednesday, 4 December on how a unique nuclear technique is saving lives. Know as tissue banking, the technique irradiates tissue grafts and bone to be used for transplants and in treating burn victims.

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2 December 2002 - 2002/36

UNMOVIC/IAEA Press Statement on Weapons Inspection Activities in Iraq, 2 December 2002

An UNMOVIC weapons inspection team visited the Waziriyah site of the Al Karama General Company, which is located in the northern outskirts of Baghdad. The site is one of Iraq's principal missile development sites, and in later years has had overall responsibility for development of the Al Samoud liquid propellant missile.

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30 November 2002 - 2002/3011

News Update on Iraq Inspections Press Briefing in Baghdad, 30 November 2002

The UNMOVIC team inspected today the Balad Chemical Defence Battalion, a site about 90 km north of Baghdad. This site, which reports to the Chemical Corps Directorate of the Ministry of Defence, conducts training activities in the area of chemical, biological and radiological defense, for military personnel and was considered by Iraq as one of the sensitive sites. It had been inspected before 1998. The inspection team arrived unannounced at the site and had immediate access. The team was able to perform all the activities in the inspection plan.

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29 November 2002 - 2002/33

IAEA Board of Governors Adopts Resolution on Safeguards in DPRK

(Also read the related story on the Director General's statement to the Board and previous press releases of 17 October and 18 October. Also see the pages on IAEA and DPRK).

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28 November 2002 - 2002/2811

UNMOVIC/IAEA Press Statement on Inspection Activities in Iraq, 28 November 2002

The UNMOVIC weapons inspection team inspected two sites relating to biological weapons today. The IAEA team, comprising 9 inspectors and support staff, inspected two sites known for their dual-use capabilities as of 1998: Dhu Al Fiqar and Nassr Company located in the Taji area, north of Baghdad.

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27 November 2002 - 2002/2711

UNMOVIC/IAEA Press Statement on Inspection Activities in Iraq, 27 November 2002

The UNMOVIC and IAEA inspection teams conducted their first weapons inspections today. They left the Canal Hotel, the operations base for the weapons inspectors in Baghdad, at 8:30 a.m. They were accompanied by their Iraqi counterparts. The IAEA team returned to the operations base at about 12:30 p.m. The UNMOVIC team returned shortly after 5:00 p.m.

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