The following is an edited version of the Report into the Status of Nuclear Inspections in Iraq by Mohamed al-Baradei, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency:
It is important first to recall what was accomplished during our inspections from 1991 to 1998. By December 1998 - when the inspections were brought to a halt - we were confident that we had not missed any significant component of Iraq's nuclear programme.
Conduct of inspections to date:
Over these first two months of inspection, we have made good progress in our knowledge of Iraq's nuclear capabilities, with a total of 139 inspections at some 106 locations …