Classified U.S. Report On Iraq Sought by U.N.
The U.N.’s top nuclear weapons inspector Monday called on the United States to provide his agency with a copy of a classified American report on Iraq’s banned weapons and to allow his inspectors to return to Iraq. “If there are weapons, we would like to find [them]; if there are no weapons, we would like to conclude the issue,” Mohamed ElBaradei, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said in an interview. “They owe us the classified version.” ElBaradei said the United States, like all U.N. member states, is obliged under the terms of Security Council resolutions to provide his agency with information that advances its knowledge of Iraq’s past nuclear ambitions. But he said the United States has yet to respond to a request he made last month for a copy of the classified version of a report by David Kay, the head of the Iraq Survey Group, that indicated there was no new evidence Iraq had reconstituted its nuclear weapons program before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Full Story