UN weapons team in Baghdad

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The Independent Online
BAGHDAD (AFP) - A 50-strong UN weapons-inspection team arrived yesterday for what its leader, Nikita Smidovich, described as a 'very important mission' that would include missile searches. On Thursday the UN Security Council called on Iraq to ensure the safety of the UN team and to 'fully co-operate' with its task. The team is to check if Iraq still has undeclared ballistic missiles, which must be destroyed under UN ceasefire resolutions adopted after the Gulf war. Mr Smidovich has said there were reports that Iraq could have up to 200 medium-range Scud missiles. 'We will visit both declared and undeclared sites,' he warned.

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