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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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26 November 2002 - 2002/2611

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

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.

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22 November 2002 -

Summary of the Press Briefing by the Spokesman for UNMOVIC and the IAEA in Baghdad

The Spokesman for UNMOVIC and the IAEA in Baghdad, Hiro Ueki, gave an impromptu press briefing at the Canal Hotel in Baghdad, which will house the Baghdad Ongoing Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Centre (BOMVIC) of the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

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20 November 2002 - 2002/2011

IAEA, UN Chiefs Conclude Talks, 20 November 2002

The following is based on reports from the IAEA and UN advance teams in Iraq, and a press briefing 20 November in Cyprus by IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei and UNMOVIC Executive Director Hans Blix.
IAEA and United Nations weapons inspectors in Iraq have concluded talks in Iraq focused on the resumption of international arms inspections in the country. The first inspections are scheduled to start 27 November, with teams moving in before then.

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