UN team readying for possible Iraq weapons inspection

United Nations, June 04: United Nations Weapons inspectors are studying satellite photos of Iraq and marking out sites they seek to inspect so that they do not land in a mess from day one, if at all they are allowed entry.

United Nations, June 04: United Nations Weapons inspectors are studying satellite photos of Iraq and marking out sites they seek to inspect so that they do not land in a mess from day one, if at all they are allowed entry.
In his quarterly report to the Security Council, chief inspector Hans Blix says he wants to have clear understanding of what inspection teams would do on the first day if and when they enter the country, first time since December, 1998.

The report comes a month ahead of third round of talks between Iraq and the UN on the return of the inspectors.

During the last round, Blix had told Iraqi delegation that the inspectors are trying to firm up tasks that Iraq would have to complete once they were allowed in.

They are studying the issue of biological and chemical weapons over which there were differences. Iraq insists that it does not posses any material or means of producing them.
Bureau Report

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