Last updated at: (Beijing Time) Monday, March 03, 2003
Iraq Destroys Six More Al-Samoud 2 Missiles: Official
Iraq destroyed Sunday six more Al-Samoud 2 missiles under UN supervision, bringing the total ofmissiles destroyed in two days to 10, Iraq presidential advisorAmer al-Saadi said at a press conference in Baghdad.
Iraq destroyed Sunday six more Al-Samoud 2 missiles under UN supervision, bringing the total of missiles destroyed in two days to 10, Iraq presidential advisor Amer al-Saadi said at a press conference in Baghdad.
UN weapons inspectors are receiving proactive cooperation from the Iraqi side, said Saadi .
Meanwhile, he said Iraq has sent several letters to the UN inspectors and all the remaining issues, including VX agents and anthrax, were addressed with explanations in the letters. Iraq has more than 100 Al-Samoud 2 missiles and the destruction of these missiles and relevant components would take time and follow a schedule, he told the press conference.
Commenting on why no photos concerning the destruction processwere released to the public, he said the photos would "be harsh" toIraqis.
Saadi also noted that three Iraqi scientists have received private interviews with UN inspectors without the presence of tape recordings.
Iraq is preparing another letter on Sunday to be sent to UN inspectors, he said, adding that all these showed "proactive cooperation from the Iraqi side."
He slammed US President W. George Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair for repeatedly stressing that Iraq must get rid of weapons of mass destruction or face the consequences. These are "lies upon lies," he said.