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IAEA inspectors return to Iraq for first time since war

UN nuclear inspectors returned to Iraq for the first time since the US-led war last year, completing a routine mission to inventory the country’s declared nuclear material, the UN atomic watchdog said. “The material — natural or low-enriched uranium — is not sensitive from a proliferation perspective and is consolidated at a storage facility near the Tuwaitha complex south of Baghdad,” Melissa Fleming, spokesman for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), told AFP. She stressed last month’s visit had nothing to do with weapons inspections. “WMD (weapons of mass destruction)? It was not the purpose of their trip,” she said. Full Story

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