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Re: [casi] Iraq to allow Inspections

>From the official UN News Centre

UN News Centre

Iraq agrees to unconditional return of UN weapons inspectors - Annan
16 September - Iraq has agreed to allow United Nations weapons inspectors
into the country without any conditions, Secretary-General Kofi Annan
Monday evening at UN Headquarters in New York.
The announcement came after he met earlier in the day with Iraqi Foreign
Minister Naji Sabri and the Secretary-General of the League of Arab Nations,
Amre Moussa.
Speaking to reporters, the Secretary-General said he believed that US
George W. Bush's speech last week at the UN had "galvanized" the
community. "As most of you heard, almost every speaker in the General
urged Iraq to accept the return of the inspectors," he said.
The Secretary-General said Baghdad's decision had been conveyed to him in a
letter from the Iraqi authorities, which he has forwarded to the President
the Security Council.
"[The Council] will have to decide what they do next," he said, adding that
Blix, chairman of the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission
(UNMOVIC), and his team would be ready to continue their work.
Mr. Annan paid particular tribute to all the Member States, and to the Arab
League, that played a key role, and thanked Mr. Moussa "for his strenuous
efforts in helping to convince Iraq to allow the return of the inspectors."

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