A draft report by the chief UN weapons inspector Hans Blix would say the inspections aimed at disarming Iraq have produced "very limited" results, the BBC reported Thursday.
The draft report was expected to submit to UN Security Council on Saturday, said the BBC, which claimed it obtained a copy of the inspections report Thursday.
"The results in terms of disarmament have been very limited so far," the BBC quoted the report as saying.
Iraq could have made greater efforts to speed up the process of disarmament and to provide credible evidence that some proscribed weapons have been destroyed, the report said.
According to the BBC, although other sections of the draft report cited positive examples of Iraqi cooperation, the report still said it was "hard to understand why a number of the measures which are now being taken could not have been initiated earlier."
Backed by the United States and Spain, Britain on Monday tabled a second UN draft resolution on Iraq to the Security Council, declaring that Iraq had missed its final chance to peacefully disarm and indicated that they would seek a vote in the council by mid-March.
France, Germany and Russia, however, circulated on Monday a plan to reinforce the arms inspections in Iraq, extending the work of weapons inspectors beyond July 1 in hope of avoiding a possible US-led war against Iraq.
Both camps are keenly awaiting Blix's report to see if it strengthens the case for military action against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, or for giving inspectors more time, reports said.