The inspectors' timetable

01 November 2002

The draft resolution submitted by the US to the UN Security Council on 21 October outlines the following steps for UN weapons inspectors in Iraq:

Iraq has to accept the resolution within seven days of its adoption

Iraq must within 30 days declare all weapons of mass destruction programmes and related materials

Inspectors should start work within 45 days of adoption

Inspectors are to update the Security Council 60 days after starting work, but can report non-compliance at any time

Inspectors are to report immediately to the Security Council any interference by Iraq in inspection activities, as well as any failure by Iraq to comply with disarmament obligations.

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