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U.N. Wants to Investigate Iraq Nuclear Looting

The U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said on Monday it had asked the United States to let it send a mission to Iraq to investigate reports of widespread looting at the country’s nuclear facilities. “(International Atomic Energy Agency chief) Mohamed ElBaradei has written to the U.S. with a request to send a mission to Iraq … to investigate the state of the facilities there,” IAEA spokeswoman Melissa Fleming told Reuters. “We have not yet received a response,” she said, declining to give further details about the letter. “We have been assured by the U.S. that they would secure these facilities, but the agency finds these reports (of looting) disturbing.” Last month the IAEA asked the U.S. to secure Iraq’s nuclear facilities to protect them from looters in the post-war chaos. Washington assured the U.N. it would prevent the removal of material from these sites. Full Story

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