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U.S.-Led UN Team Ends Iraq Mission By Eileen Alt Powell BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Ending a first test of Iraqi compliance with a new inspections accord, an American-led team of U.N. weapons experts wound up a six-day mission today that took it to a series of sites that Iraq considers sensitive. Scott Ritter and the majority of his 50-member team left Iraq today, after visiting eight ``sensitive'' sites since arriving Thursday, said Janet Ann Sullivan, spokeswoman for the U.N. Special Commission that oversees the inspections. ``All sites were inspected to the satisfaction of the inspection team,'' Sullivan said. She would give no other details. ``Sensitive sites'' include ministries and headquarters of intelligence or military operations. U.N. teams generally are accompanied by high-ranking Iraqi officials on visits to these sites. Iraqi sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said locations visited by Ritter included a barracks of the elite Republican Guards and the Defense Ministry. Ritter's mission was widely considered a test of Iraq's compliance with its Feb. 23 accord with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. In the accord, Iraq agreed to cooperate fully with the U.N. inspectors and to open presidential compounds that it earlier had declared off-limits. The accord averted a threatened military strike by a U.S.-led coalition. The official Iraqi News Agency quoted Ritter as telling the Iraqi side that he ``finished his mission without any problems.'' It gave no other details. ......... Al-Iraq newspaper, the mouthpiece of pro-government Kurds, said in a front-page editorial today that Ritter had ``a record full of conflicts with Iraq'' and might try to undermine the Annan accord. ``Despite what he has planned to do, he will not get more than what the other inspection teams have gotten -- nothing,'' the paper said. .......... -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To be removed/added, email firstname.lastname@example.org, NOT the whole list. Archived at http://linux.clare.cam.ac.uk/~saw27/casi/discuss.html