US tells weapons inspectors to leave Baghdad Bernard Hibbitts at 7:16 AM ET
[JURIST] At a meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors Monday in Vienna, IAEA Chairman Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei made the following announcement:
Late last night...I was advised by the United States Government to pull out our inspectors from Baghdad. Similar advice has been given to the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC). I immediately informed the President of the Security Council and asked for guidance. I also informed the United Nations Secretary-General. I understand that the Security Council will take up the issue today.
Dr. ElBaradei summed up the efforts of his team in Iraq by saying: "To date we have found no evidence or plausible indication of the revival of a nuclear weapons programme in Iraq." Read the complete text of his statement on Iraq, now online from the IAEA.
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