Speaking in Vienna (Austria), the spokesman said it will take the I-A-E-A months to reach a conclusion on some 12-thousand pages of documents submitted by Baghdad. However, inspectors already have concluded that more than two-thousand pages contain information that is old or not related to nuclear weapons.
On Saturday, U-N inspectors searched 11 Iraqi sites for evidence of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, including a return visit to the Communicable Diseases Control Center in Baghdad. U-N experts made an unannounced visit to the center on Friday, the Muslim day of rest, but were told no one had keys to several locked rooms. No incidents were reported at any of the sites on today's list.
Baghdad claims it has no weapons of mass destruction, but Iraqi officials say disarmament is not the real issue. Reuters (news agency) quotes Deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz as telling a crowd in the capital that the U-N inspections are a cover for U-S and Israeli attempts to destroy Iraq.
Meanwhile, U-S and British warplanes attacked three military installations south and east of Baghdad Saturday after Iraqi military aircraft violated the exclusion zone over southern Iraq. A U-S Central Command spokesman told V-O-A that damage assessment is underway.
The United Nations authorized the so-called "no-fly zones" following the 1991 Gulf War to protect Iraqi Kurds in the north and Shiite Muslims in the south from attacks by the Iraqi military.