Iraqi Reporting to the IAEA:
Unresolved Issues

Unresolved Issue

IAEA October 1997 Consolidated Report

Subsequent IAEA Reports

Report promised by Iraq on technical achievements of weapons program

October 1997 IAEA report, p. 6, 13: technical report not provided as of July 1997

April 1998 IAEA report notes that IAEA has now received a summary of technical achievements from Iraq. April 1998 report, 30, 35: IAEA finds the Iraqi technical summary is acceptable (despite Iraq's apparent failure to turn over a complete bomb design) as it corresponds with IAEAs technically coherent picture of Iraqi program

Documents seized by Iraq during "parking lot standoff" in 1991

October 1997 report, p. 16, 57: "Since August 1995, Iraq has provided to the IAEA a large amount of programme documentation, but it remains unclear whether all of the documents removed by the Iraqi counterpart on 23 September 1991, have been subsequently handed over to the IAEA."

Not mentioned in subsequent IAEA reports.

Haider House farm cache of documents

October 1997 report, p. 18, 70: "Since October 1995, the IAEA has been reviewing the Haider House farm cache to evaluate Iraq's statements and, on the basis of this and other activities, has removed from Iraq a number of single-purpose items and secured for eventual destruction or rendering harmless quantities of aluminum and maraging steel and other equipment and materials."

Have all the farmhouse documents now been translated and analyzed?

Status of these documents unclear. IAEA raised the following questions in its December 1997 report (December 1997 report, 16):

"(b) Did the items stored at the Haider House farm and those reportedly destroyed at the farm near Abu Grahib comprise all of the illegally retained items or were they merely a collection of unwanted duplicate documents and low value equipment and materials? Or was it a collection that could be offered up to UNSCOM and IAEA to satisfy questions that were likely to arise from their respective discussions with Hussein Kamel, thereby making it possible for Iraq to retain more valuable items?

(c) What other reason could there have been for the retention of proscribed items other than an intention to reconstitute the programme?"

These questions were not addressed in the April 1998 report.

October 1997 report (S/1997/779): IAEA, Fourth consolidated report of the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency under Paragraph 16 of Security Council resolution 1051 (1996), October 8, 1997.

December 1997 report (S/1997/950): IAEA, Notes of the International Atomic Energy Agency briefing to the Security Council on 24 November 1997, December 3, 1997.

January 1998 report (S/1998/38): IAEA, Report on the International Atomic Energy Agency technical team visit to Iraq, 19 to 21 December 1997, January 23, 1998.

April 1998 report (S/1998/312): IAEA, Fifth consolidated report of the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency under paragraph 16 of Security Council resolution 1051 (1996), April 9, 1998.