Nine more Iraqi WMD sites have been cleaned says UN inspectors

Analysts at the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) have continued to review the status of 411 suspected WMD sites inspected in the period from November 2002 to March 2003, according to the Commission’s latest report to the Security Council. High-resolution imagery has been examined for 378 sites, including those considered to be the most important, the report says. UNMOVIC retains a core staff of nine Iraqi nationals in Baghdad. Following the departure of a number of staff members, its total professional staff now totals 46. The report states that besides its monitoring activities, UNMOVIC has been compiling a compendium of the proscribed weapons programmes instituted by Iraq since the 1970s. An extract containing a summary of the biological section of the compendium is attached to the report.

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