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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

UN Hits Snag in Iraq

BAGHDAD () -- A team of United Nations arms experts have suspended their inspection program after being barred by Iraq from entering a "sensitive site," a senior UN inspector said Thursday.

"We are waiting here. We have suspended our operations," said chief inspector Nikita Smidovich.

Smidovich said that since his arrival Monday at the head of 34 international arms experts he was allowed to enter one site deemed by Iraq as crucial to its national security.