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  Iraq destroys more missiles
Updated 02 March 2003, 13.16
UN weapons inspectors
Iraq has destroyed more of its banned al-Samoud II missiles.

Four of them were wrecked on Saturday and Iraqi officials say they are getting rid of six more on Sunday.

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There are still more than 100 left, but Iraq claims more will be taken apart and crushed in the next few days.

The United Nations (UN) had set a deadline of 1 March for Iraq to start getting rid of the missiles.

The UN said the missiles had to be destroyed because they can be fired further than is allowed according to their rules on weapons.

UN weapons inspectors
UN weapons inspectors

Now Iraqi officials are going to talk with UN weapons inspectors about stores of chemical and biological weapons which officials in Baghdad say they have already destroyed.

The inspectors also said on Saturday they had managed to interview Iraqi scientists - in private.

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