- Title: IRAQ: U.N. ARMS INSPECTORS EXAMINE SIX MORE SUSPECT SITES.
- Date: 14th January 2003
- Summary: (U4) BAGHDAD, IRAQ (JANUARY 14, 2003) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. GV: INSPECTORS LEAVING THE U.N. COMPOUND FOR SITES 0.11 2. GV/PAN: INSPECTORS GETTING INTO THE SCIENTIFIC CENTRE'S COMPLEX 0.20 3. GV: A SOLDIER CLOSING THE DOOR 0.28 4. GV/PAN/MV/CU: LABORATORY AT A RESEARCH CENTRE; TWO WOMEN WORKING AT THE LAB; A FEMALE WORKER; BOTTLES AT LABORATORY (6 SHOTS) 0.58 5. MCU: (SOUNDBITE) (English) DIRECTOR OF AL-RABI AGRICULTURE/FOOD RESEARCH CENTRE DR. FAISEL RASHEED SAYING: "We are dealing with the research of agriculture and food which related to companies and Ministry of Industry and Minerals and mainly we are dealing with crops such as cotton and sunflower and also we have some work with dairies and sugar production and for tobacco. That is mainly the work of our research centre and all the questions being mentioned we answered without any problem." 1.40 6. GV/CU: SIGN READS: "THE SCIENTIFIC CENTRE'S COMPLEX" (2 SHOTS) 1.48 (U4) AL-LATIFIYA, 35 KM SOUTH WEST OF BAGHDAD, IRAQ (JANUARY 14, 2003)(REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 7. GV/TRACK: INSPECTORS HEADING TO AL-QA'QA GENERAL COMPANY; ONBOARD, INSIDE UN INSPECTION VECHILE; CAR APROACHES SITE (3 SHOTS) 2.15 8. GV: UN CAR NEAR PAVILLION, LOCATION WHICH WAS SEALED BY INSPECTORS 2.19 9. MV: IRAQI OFFICIALS AT MAIN ENTRANCE 2.24 10. CU: SEAL READS: IAEA, 361156 (IAEA STANDS FOR INTERNATIONAL ATOMOIC ENERGY AGENCY) 2.28 11. MV/CU/TILT: IRAQI PERSONNEL POINTING TO LOCKS; LOCKED, CHAINED DOORS (2 SHOTS) 2.37 12. GV: MAN WALKING GTO NEAR FIRE EXTINGUISHER 2.42 13. GV: INSPECTORS LEAVING THE SITE AFTER SEALING THE SITE (2 SHOTS) 3.00 (W5) MOSUL, IRAQ (JANUARY 14, 2003) 14. GV: U.N. INSPECTORS DRIVING TO MOSUL'S AL-NAMROD AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL INSTITUTE; U.N. CAR THROUGH GATE; U.N. CONVOY ON THE ROAD (3 SHOTS) 3.16 15. LV/GV: PAVILLION; FACTORY/PLANT; ANOTHER BUILDING (3 SHOTS) 3.29 16. GV/CU: OLD ARTILLERY SHELL (2 SHOTS) 3.38 17. GV: PAVILLION; BUILDINGS (2 SHOTS) 3.45 18. GV/PAN: INSPECTORS DRIVING AWAY FROM SITE 4.00 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: BAGHDAD, AL-LATIFIYA AND MOSUL, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
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- Story Text: U.N. arms experts inspected at least six suspect sites
in Iraq on Tuesday as a hunt for alleged banned weapons
widened after the United States and Britain supplied the
inspectors with new intelligence.
Iraqi officials said inspection teams ended their
seventh week of searches by swooping on sites that included a
missile engine testing plant, a military depot and a state
company based inside a complex housing Iraq's own disarmament
the National Monitoring Directorate.
Chief U.N. inspector Hans Blix said on Monday his teams
were casting their net for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq
more widely thanks to new U.S. and British intelligence
Last month Blix complained that the United States and
Britain had not been giving him the intelligence he needed.
The next crunch over Iraq comes next weekend when Blix and
U.N. nuclear agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei go to Baghdad to
demand Iraq account for missing stocks such as chemical bombs,
nerve gas and missile engines. Iraq says it has the answers.
Their first major report to the U.N. Security Council will
be delivered on January 27.
The inspectors resumed work in Iraq on November 27 after a
four-year gap, in line with a tough U.N. resolution which
stipulates that Iraq disarm or face possible war. Iraq denies
it has banned weapons.
Later on Tuesday, a U.N. team visited the Al-Namord
agricultural and technical institute, 370 kilometres north of
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the U.N. inspection agency
denied in New York market rumors that U.N. inspectors had been
asked to leave Iraq.
The United States says Iraq possesses banned weapons of
mass destruction and has threatened war if Baghdad fails to
cooperate with a tough new U.N. Security Council disarmament
resolution. Iraq denies having such weapons.
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