United Nations experts travelled by helicopter today for the first time since the resumption of weapons inspections in Iraq, visiting a fertilizer plant well outside Baghdad to probe for evidence of illicit arms.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan has approved the distribution plan for the latest phase of the United Nations humanitarian programme for Iraq, which allows Baghdad to use a portion of the revenue generated by oil sales to purchase food and other relief supplies.
The top United Nations envoy in the Middle East, Terje Roed-Larsen, has condemned the double suicide bombing by Palestinian militants in Tel Aviv over the weekend in which at least 20 people were killed and dozens more wounded.
The United Nations envoy dealing with the return of missing Kuwaiti nationals and property seized by Iraq following the Persian Gulf War is set to travel to the region later this month, a UN spokesperson said today in New York.
In a strong condemnation of the deadly double suicide bombing by Palestinian militants in Tel Aviv, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called such terrorist attacks "morally reprehensible and completely unjustified."
Pressing forward with their non-stop series of surprise inspections since arriving in Iraq late last year, United Nations arms experts today probed sites suspected of involvement in the country's weapons programme.