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Profile: Hussam Mohammad Amin


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November 18, 2002      Complete Iraq timeline

       A team of 26 UN inspectors arrive in Baghdad. On the tarmac of Saddam Hussein International Airport, UNMOVIC Weapons Inspection Chief Hans Blix tells reporters, “We have come here for one single reason and that is because the world wants to have assurances that there are no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The situation is tense at the moment, but there is a new opportunity and we are here to provide inspection which is credible... We hope we can all take that opportunity together.... There is a new opportunity and we hope that opportunity will be well-utilized so that we can get out of sanctions. And in the long term, we will have a zone free of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.” Hans Blix and Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency Mohamed ElBaradei then head to Baghdad where they meet with Iraqi Gen. Amir al-Saadi and Hussam Mohammed Amin, the head of the Iraqi National Monitoring Directorate. [New York Times, 11/19/2002; Guardian, 11/29/02; CNN, 11/19/02]
People and organizations involved: Mohamed ElBaradei, Hussam Mohammad Amin, Amir Hammudi al-Saadi, Hans Blix

December 7, 2002      Complete Iraq timeline

       Iraq submits its declaration of military and civilian chemical, biological and nuclear capabilities to the UN one day early. It consists of 12 cd-roms and 43 spiral-bound volumes containing a total of 11,807 pages. General Hussam Amin, the officer in charge of Iraq's National Monitoring Directorate, tells reporters a few hours before the declaration is formally submitted: “We declared that Iraq is empty of weapons of mass destruction. I reiterate Iraq has no weapons of mass destruction. This declaration has some activities that are dual-use.” Lt. Gen. Amer al-Saadi, a senior adviser to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, says the next day that Iraq's pre-1991 nuclear program may have been close to developing a nuclear bomb, but denies that Baghdad continued the program. Meanwhile, the Bush administration remains furious over the Security Councils' previous day ruling that no member state—including the US—will be permitted access to the report until after “sensitive information about weapons manufacture had been removed.” White House officials say they were “blind-sided” by the decision. [Telegraph, 12/8/02; Observer, 12/8/02; New York Times, 12/8/02; Associated Press, 12/9/02b]
Iraq's nuclear program - Roughly 2,100 pages of the declaration include information on Iraq's former nuclear programs, including details on the sites and companies that were involved. [Associated Press, 12/9/02b; BBC, 12/10/02]
Iraq's chemical programs - It contains “several thousand pages,” beginning with a summary of Iraq's former chemical weapons program, specifically “research and development activities, the production of chemical agents, relations with companies and a terminated radiation bomb project.” [Associated Press, 12/9/02b]
The biological declaration - This section is much shorter than the sections dealing with Iraq's nuclear and chemical programs. It includes “information on military institutions connected with the former biological weapons program, activities at the foot-and-mouth facility and a list of supporting documents.” [Associated Press, 12/9/02b]
The ballistic missile declaration - This is the shortest section of Iraq's declaration totaling about 1,200 pages. It consists of a chronological summary of the country's ballistic missile program. [Associated Press, 12/9/02b]
Iraq's suppliers of chemical and biological agent precursors - Iraq's declaration includes the names of 150 foreign companies, several of which are from the US, Britain, Germany and France. Germany allowed eighty companies to supply Iraq with materials that could be used in the production of weapons of mass destruction since 1975, while the US allowed 24 of its own businesses. Also included in the list are ten French businesses and several Swiss and Chinese companies. “From about 1975 onwards, these companies are shown to have supplied entire complexes, building elements, basic materials and technical know-how for Saddam Hussein's program to develop nuclear, chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction,” the Independent explains. “They also supplied rockets and complete conventional weapons systems.” [Independent, 12/18/02; Reuters, 12/10/02; BBC, 12/10/02; New York Times, 12/12/02; Newsday, 12/13/02; Reuters, 12/10/02; Washington Post, 12/11/02b; Los Angeles Times, 12/15/02]
People and organizations involved: Hussam Mohammad Amin, Amir Hammudi al-Saadi

January 2, 2003      Complete Iraq timeline

       UN inspection teams have so far completed 237 visits to suspected weapons sites since the inspections began 5 weeks ago. Lt. Gen. Hussam Muhammad Amin, the chief Iraqi liaison to the UN inspectors, says: “The inspectors did not find any prohibited activities nor any prohibited items in those 230 sites visited up until now. .. All those activities proved that the Iraqi declarations are credible and the American allegations and claims are baseless.... The American administration is trying to create some pretexts to attack Iraq, to exercise their aggression against Iraq.” [New York Times, 1/3/03; The Washington Post, 1/2/03; MSNBC, 1/2/03]
People and organizations involved: Hussam Mohammad Amin

January 16, 2003      Complete Iraq timeline

       UN weapons inspectors discover a cache of 12 warheads designed to carry chemical warfare agents in the Ukhaider Ammunition Storage Area located about 80 miles [120km] south of Baghdad. News of the discovery is announced immediately. According to officials, the warheads were not included in Iraq's December 7 declaration to the UN (see December 7, 2002). [Washington Post, 1/16/03; Reuters, 1/17/03; Reuters, 1/17/03b; New York Times, 1/17/03; New York Times, 1/18/03; Press Trust of India, 1/18/03] The warheads—meant for 120 mm rockets with a range of 11-22 miles—are in perfect condition. Though they seem to be configured for Sarin gas, they are empty and have no trace of chemical weapons. [New York Times, 1/17/03; Newsday, 1/18/03; Washington Post, 1/16/03; Washington Post, 1/20/03; New York Times, 1/31/2003; Reuters, 1/29/03; Reuters, 1/17/03; Reuters, 1/17/03b] Iraqi officials call their failure to include information about this cache in Iraq's December 7 declaration an oversight and promise to check if they have any other old warheads in storage. General Hussam Mohammed Amin, head of Iraq's weapons-monitoring directorate and the chief liaison to UN inspectors, says the warheads were imported in 1986 and therefore are too old to be of any use. “These are 122 mm rockets with an empty warhead. There are no chemical or biological agents or weapons of mass destruction,” he explains. “These rockets are expired ... they were in closed wooden boxes ... that we had forgotten about,” he adds. “It doesn't represent anything. It's not dangerous.” He refers to the discovery as a mere “storm in a teacup.” [Washington Post, 1/16/03; Associated Press, 1/19/02; Independent 1/20/03; New York Times, 1/20/03; Washington Post, 1/20/03; New York Times, 1/17/03; Reuters, 1/17/03; Reuters, 1/17/03b] The Bush administration considers the discovery significant. White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer says: “The President views this as troubling and serious.... What the world wants to know is if Saddam Hussein has disarmed. Possession of chemical warheads is not a good indication that the man has disarmed.” Ari disputes the notion that empty warheads do not represent a threat. “Putting chemical weapons into a chemical warhead is done at the last minute,” he notes. However officials from other countries seem to disagree. A French diplomat tells reporters, “I have only one thing to say—empty.” [New York Times, 1/17/03] The inspectors feel that the discovery is “evidence that their search was beginning to yield results and should be given more time to work,” reports the New York Times. [New York Times, 1/17/03]
People and organizations involved: Hussam Mohammad Amin, Ari Fleischer  Additional Info 

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