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Iraq Says It Will Deliver Report Day Ahead of Deadline

A senior Iraqi official said Wednesday that Iraq will hand over its report on chemical, biological and nuclear programs it claims don't violate U.N. resolutions on Saturday, a day ahead of the U.N. deadline.

Gen. Hossam Mohammed Amin, the chief Iraqi liaison officer to U.N. weapons inspectors, did not explain how or where the report would be handed over, but said copies would be given to the U.N. nuclear regulatory agency and to the U.N. office in charge of monitoring Iraq's chemical, biological and missile programs.

"It will be a huge declaration which comprises, of course, new elements," Amin told reporters. "These new elements are with regards to new sites and new activities which have been conducted during the absence of the inspectors."

He said those activities include those which could be for peaceful or military purposes "but not prohibited activities."

The Bush administration insists that Iraq still has weapons of mass destruction.

Amin said the declaration, which is due by Sunday, will be in Arabic and English and delivered in hard copy, not CD ROMs.

"We are trying to make it a hard copy because it will be easier for the people to check and to read and to evaluate," Amin said.