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produced no results.) One of these three sites was the Al Kut hospital, where the first inspection was disrupted by a demonstration; nothing was found when the inspectors returned (although we note that this was carried out 15 days later).

d.

At the final site, the inspectors took samples.

We have noted a reasonable correlation between the intelligence provided by one source and discoveries made by UNMOVIC. Leads provided on the basis of intelligence received from other sources do not appear to have borne fruit. In the time available UNMOVIC followed up a little over half of the leads provided by the British Government.

In total, UNMOVIC carried out, in a little under four months, 731 inspections, covering 411 sites, 88 of which had not been inspected before. It found and, where relevant, supervised the destruction of:

a.

The illegally-imported Volga engines, and historic documents on the Iraqi nuclear programme, described above, flowing from leads given by the British Government.

b.

Over 70 illegal Al-Samoud 2 missiles and over 50 warheads. When UNMOVIC’s operations were suspended in mid-March 2003, 25 more missiles and nearly 40 warheads remained to be destroyed. (As noted above, British intelligence had led to the discovery of the engines for the missiles.)

c.

Two propellant casting chambers capable of producing rocket motors for missiles with ranges greater than 150km.

d.

A small number of unfilled chemical munitions (all old).

e.

244.6 kg of declared but expired growth media and 40 vials of expired ‘toxin standards’.

Dr Blix in early 2003 told the United Nations in addition that:

a.

He had information indicating that Iraq had worked on purifying and stabilising VX, and had achieved more than it had declared.

b.

UNMOVIC thought that 10,000 litres of anthrax might still exist, and was concerned generally about biological agent growth media.

c.

Iraq had worked on a possible anthrax simulant (Bacillus thuringiensis).

d.

Of the 157 biological agent-filled munitions which Iraq had declared but UNSCOM had considered unaccounted for, UNMOVIC, with Iraq’s co- operation, had accounted for 128. Two were found to have definitely contained anthrax.

e.

UNMOVIC inspections had confirmed that unmanned aerial vehicles capable of autonomous flight had been developed and produced, but did not know whether they were intended for chemical and biological warfare use.

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