3 more Iraqi missiles destroyed under UN supervision
Since the 1 March deadline set for starting the process, Iraq has now destroyed 58 Al Samoud 2 missiles, banned because they can exceed the 150-kilometre range imposed by Security Council resolutions. UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) teams also destroyed missile-related materials and components.
UNMOVIC conducted a private interview with an Iraqi who had taken part in the unilateral destruction of chemical precursors in 1991, the tenth such private interview since 28 February. During this period, UNMOVIC was unable to interview five people in private due to a condition they insisted on.
Biological teams, meanwhile, inspected the Al Baghdadyia Co. for Juice Industry, which makes orange-and grape-flavoured drinks, and the Iraqi Dairy and Ice Cold Products Company, which produces milk derivatives such as cream cheese, yogurt and ice cream. A chemical team inspected the That Al Suwavi Co., which produces fibreglass materials and products.
A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspected the Saddam Centre for Cancer and Medical Genetics Research and the Saddam Neurosciences Centre in Baghdad in connection with the use of radioisotopes.