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Chronology of Main Events

1991
3 Apr 1991
UNSCR 687 adopted. Decides to establish UNSCOM and gives IAEA two mandates: (1) to uncover and dismantle Iraq's clandestine nuclear programme, and (2) to develop and implement an Ongoing Monitoring and Verification (OMV) Plan.
6 Apr 1991
Iraq accepts UNSCR 687.
15 Apr 1991
IAEA establishes Action Team. Responsible for planning and co-ordinating Agency's implementation of UNSCR 687.
18 Apr 1991
First Iraqi Declaration. Denies having nuclear weapons or weapons-grade nuclear material.
19 Apr 1991
IAEA letter to Iraq regarding declaration. Agency questions accuracy of 18 Apr 1991 declaration.
27 Apr 1991
Second Iraqi Declaration. Declares nuclear materials already subject to IAEA safeguards and lists facilities at Tuwaitha and Al Qaim.
15 May 1991
IAEA submits plan to UNSC. Implements UNSCR 687 task to destroy, remove, and render harmless Iraq's nuclear capabilites.
15-21 May 1991
First IAEA on-site inspection (IAEA 1) conducted in Iraq under UNSCR 687. IAEA inspects declared sites and Tarmiya.
17 Jun 1991
UNSCR 699 adopted. UNSC approves IAEA plan for destruction, removal and rendering harmless of items specified in Para. 12, UNSCR 687.
22 Jun-3 Jul 1991
IAEA 2. Iraq denies access to two sites, fires warning shots at inspectors.
30 Jun-3 Jul 1991
High Level UN Mission to Iraq. Reports Iraqi response falls short of requirements of UNSCR 687.
7-18 Jul 1991
IAEA 3. Reveals large stocks of natural uranium and existence of various uranium enrichment programs.
7 Jul 1991
Third Iraqi Declaration. Declaration maintains that Iraq had complied with the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and IAEA Safeguards Agreement. Discloses clandestine centrifuge, chemical, and electro-magnetic isotope separation (EMIS) uranium enrichment programs. Al Atheer visited by IAEA 3, but Iraq conceals true function until destruction.
9 Jul 1991
IAEA letter to Iraq regarding third declaration. Letter points out uranium enrichment programs should have been declared under Safeguards Agreement.
10 Jul 1991
Iraqi reply to IAEA letter of 9 Jul 1991. Letter attempts to justify failure to declare uranium enrichment programs.
11 Jul 1991
Second IAEA letter to Iraq regarding third declaration. Letter points out nuclear material should have been declared under Safeguards Agreement.
12 Jul 1991
Iraqi reply to IAEA letter of 11 Jul 1991. Letter attempts to justify failure to declare nuclear materials.
15 Jul 1991
Board of Governors adopts resolution declaring Iraq has not complied with safeguards agreement. IAEA's consolidated report on IAEA-1 and IAEA-2 on-site inspections inspections (S/22788) under UNSCR 687 of Iraq nuclear capabilities. Report also sent to UNSC and UNGA.
25 Jul 1991
Report of IAEA-3 on-site inspection (S/22837) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.
27 Jul-10 Aug 1991
IAEA 4. Conducts detailed assessment of EMIS program and Al Atheer capabilities.
28 Jul 1991
Iraq submits additional list of nuclear material to IAEA 4. List of materials includes items not previously declared.
29 Jul 1991
IAEA submits plan for ongoing monitoring and verification (OMV). OMV Plan called for by UNSCR 687.
15 Aug 1991
UNSCR 707 adopted. Demands Iraq halt all nuclear activity, provide full disclosure of its weapons programs, and provide UNSCOM and IAEA inspectors immediate, unrestricted, unconditional access to all sites. Declares Iraq to be in material breach of UNSCR 687.
11 Sep 1991
Report of IAEA-4 on-site inspection (S/22986) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.
14-20 Sep 1991
IAEA 5. Concentrates on Iraqi declarations concerning nuclear materials, plutonium extraction, and uranium enrichment.
21-30 Sep 1991
IAEA 6. Inspectors detained in parking lot for four days after discovering documentation relating to Iraq's nuclear weaponisation program. Documentation seized by inspectors forcibly confiscated by Iraq and returned to inspectors after a period of about six hours. Iraq removes all documents referring to PC-3 Group Four weaponisation effort.
23 Sep 1991
UNSC calls on Iraq to implement UNSCR 707.
24 Sep 1991
UNSC condemns Iraq for obstruction of IAEA 6.
4 Oct 1991
Report of IAEA-5 on-site inspection (S/23112) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.
8 Oct 1991
Report of IAEA-6 on-site inspection (S/23112) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.
11 Oct 1991
UNSCR 715 adopted. Approves OMV Plan called for in UNSCR 687.
11-22 Oct 1991
IAEA 7. Destruction of uranium enrichment and reprocessing equipment.
11-18 Nov 1991
IAEA 8. Removal of unirradiated fuel. Centrifuge program investigation.
14 Nov 1991
Report of IAEA-7 on-site inspection (S/23215) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.
19 Nov 1991
Iraq rejects OMV Plan. Iraq refused to accept UNSCR 715 until 26 Nov 1993.
20 Nov 1991
Iraq provides information relevant to OMV. Iraq provided supplementary declaration on 13-14 Jan 1992, but declaration remained incomplete.
11 Dec 1991
Iraq provides IAEA with information regarding nuclear programs. Information required for OMV under UNSCR 715.
12 Dec 1991
Report of IAEA-8 on-site inspection (S/23283) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.
1992
 
11-14 Jan 1992
IAEA 9. Iraq acknowledges centrifuge program procurement not previously declared.
27-30 Jan 1992
Special UNSCOM Mission. To secure unconditional acceptance of UNSC resolutions.
30 Jan 1992
Report of IAEA-9 on-site inspection (S/23505) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.
5-13 Feb 1992
IAEA 10. Search for reported underground reactor finds no evidence for existence of such a facility.
19 Feb 1992
UNSC declares Iraq in material breach of UNSCR 687 provisions. Failure to acknowledge obligations under UNSCR 707 & 715. Failure to provide full disclosure of weapons capabilities.
21-23 Feb 1992
Special UNSCOM Mission. To secure unconditional acceptance of obligations under UNSC resolutions.
27 Feb 1992
UNSCOM reports failure of Special Mission. Iraq does not accept unconditionally its obligations under UNSC resolutions.
26 Feb 1992
Report IAEA-10 on-site inspection (S/23644) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.
12 Mar 1992
Iraq hands over Full, Final and Complete Disclosure (FFCD) to IAEA Director General. FFCD consolidates previous declarations and is treated as a draft in light of Agency questions about its adequacy. Iraq denies function of Al Atheer for weapons despite documentary evidence. IAEA decision to destroy Al Atheer.
7-15 Apr 1992
IAEA 11. Al Atheer facility destruction begun.
22 May 1992
Report of IAEA-11 on-site inspection (S/23947) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.
26 May-4 Jun 1992
IAEA 12. Al Atheer facility destruction completed. Removal of HEU from Iraq.
2 Jul 1992
Report of IAEA-12 on-site inspection (S/24223) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.
14-21 Jul 1992
IAEA 13. Tarmiya and Al Sharqat facility destruction largely completed.

16 Aug 1992

Report of IAEA-13 on-site inspection (S/24450) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.

31 Aug-7 Sep 1992

IAEA 14. Baseline radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses started.
25 Sep 1992
IAEA General Conference condemns Iraq's non-compliance with safeguards agreement.
28 Sep 1992
Report of IAEA-14 on-site inspection (S/24593) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.
8-18 Nov 1992
IAEA 15. Baseline radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses completed.
5-8 Dec 1992
IAEA 16. Iraq resists providing procurement information.
17 Dec 1992
Report of IAEA-15 on-site inspection (S/24981) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.
24 Dec 1992
Report of IAEA-16 on-site inspection (S/25013) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.
1993

25-31 Jan 1993
IAEA 17. Continued Iraqi resistance to providing procurement information.
3-11 Mar 1993
IAEA 18. Search reveals no evidence of reported underground facilities.
13 Mar 1993
Report of IAEA-17 on-site inspection (S/25411) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.
26 Ap 1993
Report of IAEA-18 on-site inspection (S/25666) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.
30 Apr-7 May 1993
IAEA 19. First periodic radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses.
21 Jun 1993
Report of IAEA-19 on-site inspection (S/25982) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.
25-30 Jun 1993
IAEA 20. Preparations for removal of irradiated fuel. Machine tool verifications at multiple sites.
24-27 Jul 1993
IAEA 21 Continuation of IAEA 20 activities. First inspection of south Taji area.
20 Aug 1993
Consolidated report on IAEA-20 and IAEA-21 on-site inspections (S/26333) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.
31 Aug-9 Sep 1993
High Level Technical Talks in New York. UNSCOM, IAEA, and Iraq participate.
10-24 Sep 1993
IAEA Aerial Gamma Survey. Tuwaitha, Al Jesira, & Al Atheer surveyed.

30 Sep-8 Oct 1993

IAEA/Iraq High Level Technical Talks in Baghdad. IAEA and Iraq review progress in implementing UNSCR 687 and 715.
2-8 Oct 1993
High Level Technical Talks in New York. Follow up of first talks between IAEA, UNSCOM & Iraq.
1-15 Nov 1993
IAEA 22. Second periodic radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses.
15-30 Nov 1993
High Level Technical Talks in New York. Third round of talks to address outstanding issues. IAEA, UNSCOM & Iraq participate.
26 Nov 1993
Iraq accepts its obligations under UNSCR 715 (1991). UNSCR 715 approved OMV plan on 11 Oct 1991.
2-16 Dec 1993
IAEA Aerial Gamma Survey follow up. Follow up of 10-24 Sep 1993 aerial survey.
1994
 
14 Jan 1994
Report of IAEA-22 on-site inspection (S/1994/31) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.
2-5 Feb 1994
High Level Technical Talks in Baghdad. Fourth round of talks between IAEA, UNSCOM & Iraq.
4-11 Feb 1994
IAEA 23. Machine tool inventory and machine tool surveillance system installation. Removal of irradiated fuel completed.
14-19 Mar 1994
High Level Technical Talks in New York. Fifth round of talks between IAEA, UNSCOM & Iraq.
11-22 Mar 1994
IAEA 24. Third periodic radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses.
24-26 Mar 1994
High Level Technical Talks in Baghdad. UNSCOM, IAEA, & Iraq assess progress in preparing for OMV and issue joint statement.
25 Mar 1994
Report of IAEA-23 on-site inspection (S/1994/355) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.
1 Jun 1994
Report of IAEA-24 on-site inspection (S/1994/650) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.
22 Jun-1 Jul 1994
IAEA 25. Continuing work to establish nuclear material balance.
4-5 Jul 1994
High Level Technical Talks in Baghdad. Sixth round of talks between IAEA, UNSCOM & Iraq.
22 Aug-9 Sep 1994
IAEA 26.NMG 9401. Laser uranium enrichment investigation. Continuous permanent presence of IAEA in Iraq [Nuclear Monitoring Group (NMG)] established.
26 Aug 1994
Report of IAEA-25 on-site inspection (S/1994/1001) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.
14-21 Oct 1994
IAEA 27. Fourth periodic radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses.
22 Oct 1994
Report of IAEA-26 on-site inspection (S/1994/1206) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.
22 Dec 1994
Report of IAEA-27 on-site inspection (S/1994/1443) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.
1995
4-12 Apr 1995
NMG 9504. Fifth periodic radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses.
14 Apr 1995
UNSCR 986 adopted. Authorises sale of Iraqi oil for humanitarian needs. Negotiations for implementation delay start of oil sale until 1997.
7 Aug 1995
Lt. Gen. Hussein Kamel defects to Jordan.
12 Aug 1995
Iraq invites IAEA to send delegation to Baghdad.
17-20 Aug 1995
IAEA High Level Delegation in Iraq. Revelations confirming extensive clandestine nuclear weapons program indicate need for complete revision of FFCD.
17 Aug 1995
Iraq admits having planned to use safeguarded HEU for weapon. Crash Program designed to overcome lack of fissile material production.
20 Aug 1995
Iraq hands over document cache to UNSCOM & IAEA. Iraq releases information allegedly withheld on Hussein Kamel's orders without the knowledge of the Iraqi government. Haider House Farm cache consists of more than 500,000 pages of documents.
22 Aug 1995
IAEA discussions with Hussein Kamel in Jordan.
9-20 Sep 1995
IAEA 28. Follow up investigation of information provided after Hussein Kamel's defection. Need for new FFCD restated.
15-22 Oct 1995
NMG 9515. Sixth periodic radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses.
17-24 Oct 1995
IAEA 29. Further follow up of information provided after Hussein Kamel's defection.
1 Dec 1995
Report of IAEA-28 on-site inspection (S/1995/1003) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.
1996
10 Jan 1996
Report of IAEA-29 on-site inspection (S/1996/14) in Iraq under UNSCR 687.
1 Mar 1996
Iraq delivers FFCD. IAEA review establishes need for clarifications and additions to FFCD.
26 Mar 1996
UNSCR 1051 adopted. Established import/export monitoring mechanism.
11 Apr 1996
IAEA's first consolidated report (S/1996/261) submitted to UNSC.
22-29 Apr 1996
NMG 9605. Seventh periodic radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses.
13-19 May 1996
IAEA 30.1. Ad hoc mission to clarify FFCD. Resulted in more than 300 requests for substantive revisions.
23-24 May 1996
IAEA requests 50 EMIS-related changes to FFCD.
12 Jun 1996
UNSCR 1060 adopted. Calls on Iraq to provide immediate, unconditional and unrestricted access to all areas, facilities, equipment, records, and means of transportation.
17 Jun-8 Jul 1996
High Level Technical Talks in Baghdad. IAEA 30.2. Ad hoc mission to clarify FFCD.
20 Jun 1996
Iraq delivers revised FFCD [FFCD (F-1)] to IAEA 30.2 mission.
7 Sep 1996
Iraq delivers what it asserts is final FFCD (FFCD-F). FFCD-F incorporated clarifications from IAEA 30.1 and 30.2 missions. Agency review establishes need for clarifications of FFCD-F.
15-23 Sep 1996
NMG 9614. Eighth periodic radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses.
22-29 Apr 1996
NMG 9605. Seventh periodic radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses.
7 Oct 1996
IAEA's second consolidated report (S/1996/833) submitted to UNSC.
12-15 Nov 1996
NMG 9616 Underwater Search Campaign. Search finds no evidence of reported dumping of nuclear waste in Lake Razzaza.
1997
 
3-10 Feb 1997
IAEA 30.3 in conjunction with NMG9702. Ad hoc mission to clarify FFCD-F. Additional clarifications requested.
1-10 Mar 1997
NMG 9703 Sub-Surface Search Campaign. Search of declared burial sites to verify independently Iraqi claims of post-war destruction and concealment.
7 Mar 1997
IAEA Director General meets Iraq's Foreign Minister. Requirement to reaffirm unconditionally Iraq's obligations under Non-proliferation Treaty and Safeguards Agreement.
11 Apr 1997
IAEA's third consolidated report (S/1997/297) submitted to UNSC.
11-21 Apr 1997
NMG 9705. Ninth periodic radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses.
1 May 1997
Iraq's Foreign Minister unconditionally reaffirms Iraq's obligations under NPT and Safeguards in letter to IAEA Director General. Response to meeting with IAEA Director General on 970307.
16-21 May 1997
IAEA 30.4. Ad hoc mission to further clarify FFCD-F. Additional clarifications requested.
14-31 May 1997
NMG 9709 Aerial Gamma Survey. 20 sites mapped in detail.
13 Jun 1997
UNSC Presidential Statement issued. Expresses concern over Iraqi interference with helicopter operations and reminds Iraq of its obligations.
21 Jun 1997
UNSCR 1115 adopted. Calls on Iraq to provide immediate, unconditional and unrestricted access to all areas, facilities, equipment, records, personnel and means of transportation.
19-24 Jul 1997
IAEA 30.5. Ad hoc mission to further clarify FFCD-F. Additional clarifications requested to FFCD-F and 15 technical matters.
1 Aug 1997
IAEA informs Iraq of need for additional information in five areas. Follow up of IAEA 30.5.
4 Aug-16 Sep 1997
Series of 24 letters received from Iraq in response to matters arising from IAEA-30.5. Iraq provides incomplete response to questions about the role of the Governmental Committee and foreign assistance to its clandestine nuclear programme. Iraq maintains that it has no knowledge of the late Lt.Gen. Hussein Kamel's motives in concealing materials and documentation and declines to include summary of achievements in FFCD-F.
8 Oct 1997
IAEA's fourth consolidated report (S/1997/779) submitted to UNSC.
20-30 Oct 1997
NMG 9714. Tenth periodic radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses.
23 Oct 1997
UNSCR 1134 adopted. Calls on Iraq to provide immediate, unconditional and unrestricted access to all areas, facilities, equipment, records, and means of transportation. Suspends sanctions reviews.
29 Oct 1997
Iraq informs UNSC of decision to impose conditions on its cooperation with UNSCOM. Iraq informs UNSC of intention to impose conditions on its cooperation with UNSCOM.
29 Oct 1997
UNSC Presidential Statement issued. Condemns Iraq's decision of 29 Oct 1997to seek to try to impose conditions on its cooperation with UNSCOM.
30 Oct and 2 Nov 1997
Iraq refuses entry of inspectors based on nationality.
30 Oct-22 Nov 1997
UNSCOM and IAEA withdraw inspectors from Iraq to Bahrain. Ongoing monitoring and verification activities suspended.
12 Nov 1997
UNSCR 1137 adopted. Imposes travel restrictions on certain Iraqi officials.
13 Nov 1997
UNSC Presidential Statement issued. Condemns decision of Iraq to expel UNSCOM personnel based on nationality.
21 Nov 1997
IAEA inspectors return to Iraq. Absence from Iraq is first interruption of IAEA presence since August 1994.
25 Nov-4 Dec 1997
Augmented NMG 9716. Conducts 49 inspections and radiation surveys. Finds no indication of proscribed activities at facilities inspected.
3 Dec 1997
UNSC Presidential Statement issued. Demands that Iraq fulfil all its obligations. Welcomes progress made by UNSCOM and IAEA.
19-22 Dec 1997
IAEA Technical Team visits Iraq. Team conducts discussions to clarify five matters identified in October 1997 report to UNSC. Iraq indicated that it does not object to the use of fixed wing aircraft for technical functions. Iraq agreed to reissue consolidated FFCD with all changes incorporated and a Summary of Technical Achievements of its clandestine nuclear program.
22 Dec 1997
UNSC Presidential Statement issued. Stresses that Iraq's failure to cooperate fully is unacceptable and violation of UNSCR.
1998
14 Jan 1998
UNSC Presidential Statement issued. Deplores Iraq's refusal to cooperate fully with UNSCOM and to provide full access.
23 Feb 1998
Iraq and UN Secretary-General sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Establishes procedure for inspection of Presidential Sites. Iraq reconfirms its acceptance of all relevant UNSCR.
2 Mar 1998
UNSCR 1154 adopted. Endorses 23 Feb 1998 MOU. Urges inspections of Presidential Sites.
22-25 Mar 1998 IAEA Technical Team visits Iraq. Follow up of 19-22 Dec 1997 visit.
25 Mar 1998
Iraq delivers consolidated FFCD. Consolidates 7 Sep 1997 FFCD and changes resulting from Feb, May, and July 1997 consultations.
26 Mar-3 Apr 1998
Special Group visits eight Presidential Sites. Special Group consisted of 20 senior diplomats and experts from UNSCOM and IAEA.
9 Apr 1998
IAEA's fifth consolidated report (S/1998/312) submitted to UNSC.
14-28 Apr 1998
NMG 9805. Eleventh periodic radiometric survey of major Iraqi watercourses.
15 May 1998
UNSC Presidential Statement issued. Notes improved access provided to IAEA and UNSCOM. Notes IAEA has technically coherent picture of Iraq's clandestine nuclear program. Requests status report by end of July 1998.
20 May-12 Jun 1998
NMG 9807 Aerial Gamma Survey. Third survey of former Iraqi nuclear-related installations. No statistically significant differences in sites overflown in 1997 and 1998.
27 Jul 1998
IAEA issues interim report (S/1998/694). Response to 14 May 1998 UNSC Presidential Statement.
5 Aug 1998
Iraq announces its suspension of cooperation with IAEA and UNSCOM. No formal notification to IAEA.
6 Aug 1998
Iraq provides informal notification of withdrawal of cooperation to IAEA. Restricts monitoring to sites designated by Iraq. Contravenes Iraq's obligations undertaken on 26 Nov 1993. Reduces significantly effectiveness of OMV and level of assurance provided by OMV.
11 Aug 1998
IAEA reports withdrawal of cooperation to UNSC. Significantly reduced level of assurance compared to that provided by full implementation of OMV Plan.
18 Aug 1998
UNSC President replies to IAEA report. Declares Iraq's position unacceptable. Emphasizes need for early resumption of dialogue with Iraq.
25 Aug 1998
IAEA issues letter to Iraq. Invites resumption of dialogue.
9 Sep 1998
UNSCR 1194 adopted. Demands recission of 5 Aug 1998 decision and resumption of full cooperation with IAEA and UNSCOM. Suspends sanctions reviews indefinitely.
28 Sep 1998
NMG 9813 denied access to Al Iraqi Factory. NMGs had inspected the factory eight times since February 1995.
7 Oct 1998
IAEA's sixth consolidated report (S/1998/927) submitted to UNSC.
31 Oct 1998
Iraq announces decision to cease cooperation with UNSCOM.
3 Nov 1998
IAEA reports "inability to exercise its right to full and free access under its OMV plan" to UNSC. Iraq's 31 Oct 1998 decision results in "significant reduction in level of assurance" provided by OMV plan.
5 Nov 1998
UNSCR 1205 adopted. Condemns 31 Oct 1998 decision by Iraq to cease cooperation. Demands recission of 31 Oct 1998 decision.
11 Nov 1998
NMG 9816 personnel relocated to Bahrain. Relocation due to concern for safety of personnel. Decision taken in parallel with similar UNSCOM decision.
14 Nov 1998
Iraq announces decision to resume cooperation with UNSCOM and IAEA.
17 Nov 1998
IAEA 9816 personnel return to Baghdad.
17 Nov-13 Dec 1998
NMG 9816 and 9817. NMGs expand inspection activities to certify continuity of knowledge.
9-13 Dec 1998
IAEA Technical Team visits Baghdad. Discussions of remaining questions and concerns.
14 Dec 1998
IAEA report on Iraq's cooperation since 17 Nov 1998 to UNSC. Report of Iraq's cooperation with NMG requested by UNSC President on 25 Nov 1998.
16 Dec 1998
NMG 9817 personnel relocated to Bahrain. Relocation due to concern for safety of personnel. Decision taken in parallel with similar UNSCOM decision.
1999
20 Jan 1999
IAEA Director General (DG) delivers nonpaper to UNSC SG. Personal reflections on arms inspections in Iraq.
30 Jan 1999
UNSC Presidential Note issued. Establishes three panels (disarmament, humanitarian situation, and Kuwaiti issues) for Iraq. Disarmament panel to recommend how to reestablish effective disarmament/ongoing monitoring and verification regime in Iraq.
18 Feb 1999
IAEA reports on implementation of its mandate in Iraq to UNSC. Response to 30 Jan 1999 UNSC Presidential note.
23-27 Feb 1999
Disarmament Panel meets in NY. AT briefs on status of OMV and disarmament.
9-11 Mar 1999
IAEA Expert Meeting on wide area environmental monitoring in Iraq. Meeting to consolidate and optimize existing technical OMV activities.
22-27 Mar 1999
Disarmament Panel meets in NY. Drafts consensus report for UNSC.
30 Mar 1999
Disarmament Panel report on disarmament and current and future OMV issued. Report endorses "reinforced OMV system" similar to IAEA's NMG system for resolution of remaining disarmament issues and future OMV activities.
7 Apr 1999
Chairman of three panels presents reports to UNSC. Reports of three panels offer "concrete recommendations" for "dealing with Iraqi question". "Status quo is not a viable option."
7 Apr 1999
IAEA's seventh consolidated report (S/1999/393) on its mandate in Iraq states "inability to implement its mandate in Iraq." "More than 100 days since last on-site inspection". "Unable to provide any assurance" of Iraq's compliance with its obligations.
7 Oct 1999
IAEA's eighth consolidated report (S/1999/1035) submitted to UNSC. States Agency not in a position to offer any assurance of Iraq's compliance.
10 Dec 1999
DG letter to UNSC re Physical Inventory Verification (PIV). DG reported the Agency's intent to conduct PIV.
17 Dec 1999
UNSC 1284 adopted. Previous IAEA mandate confirmed. UNMOVIC created as UNSCOM successor. IAEA requested to revise list of good and technology subject to UNSCR 1051 export/import mechanism.
2000
22-25 Jan 2000
IAEA inspectors conduct PIV in Iraq. PIV verified presence of nuclear material subject to SG.
10 Apr 2000
IAEA's ninth consolidated report (S/2000/300) submitted to UNSC. States Agency not in a position to offer any assurance of Iraq's compliance.
11 Oct 2000
IAEA's tenth consolidated report (S/2000/983) submitted to UNSC. States Agency not in a position to offer any assurance of Iraq's compliance.
22 Dec 2000
DG's letter to UNSC re PIV. DG reported the Agency's intent to conduct PIV.
2001
20-23 Jan 2001
IAEA inspectors conduct PIV in Iraq. PIV verified presence of nuclear material subject to SG.
12 Feb 2001
DG's letter report of PIV results to UNSC. Russian ambassador requested report of PIV results.
6 Apr 2001
IAEA's eleventh consolidated report (S/2001/337) submitted to UNSC. States Agency not in a position to offer any assurance of Iraq's compliance.
1 Jun 2001
DG's letter forwarding revised list of items and technology subject to UNSCR 1051 export/import mechanism. UNSCR 1284 (1999) requested revision of list of items and technology subject to UNSCR 1051 export/import mechanism (Annex 3).
23 Aug 2001
DG's letter informing the publishing of the export/import mechanism (Annex 3) as document S/2001/561 and that it would be effective as of 1 September 2001.
1 Sep 2001
Annex 3 revised list is effective.
5 Oct 2001
IAEA's twelfth consolidated report (S/2001/945) submitted to UNSC. States Agency not in a position to offer any assurance of Iraq's compliance.
29 Nov 2001 UNSCR 1382 adopted.  "Goods Review List" and procedures of application for implementation beginning on 30 May 2002.

2002

 
26-30 Jan 2002 IAEA inspectors conduct PIV in Iraq. PIV verified presence of nuclear material subject to SG.
10 Apr 2002 IAEA's thirteenth consolidated report (S/2002/367) submitted to UNSC. States Agency not in a position to offer any assurance of Iraq's compliance.
1-3 May 2002 The Director General of the IAEA joins the UN Secretary General for his meeting with Iraq's delegation.
14 May 2002 UNSCR 1409 adopted.  Defined a new system for the sale or supply of commodities and products to Iraq, through the adoption of the Goods Review List (GRL) and associated procedures.

21 May  2002, IAEA

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