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Subject: IRAQI ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION    
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COUNTRY: IRAQ 
SUBJ: IRAQI ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION FACILITIES ASSOCIATED 
      WITH PC-3 IN THE GREATER BAGHDAD AREA 
DOI:  AUGUST 1991 
DESCRIBED THE LOCATIONS OF VARIOUS IAEC FACILITIES IN 
BAGHDAD, IRAQ, THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS 
PROGRAM KNOWN AS PC-3: 
A. IN MID-JULY 1991, THE AL-DIJLA FACILITY OPENED A NEW 
OFFICE IN BAGHDAD.  THE OFFICE IS LOCATED NEXT TO A PARKING 
AREA ON KHULAFA STREET.  THE OFFICE IS ACROSS THE STREET 
FROM THE KHULAFA MOSQUE IN THE AREA BETWEEN AMIN SQUARE AND 
WATHBA SQUARE.  THE FACILITY IS JUST SOUTH OF A SECONDARY 
CROSSROAD ON KHULAFA STREET AND IS MARKED WITH A SIGN THAT 
READS "AL-DIJLA" IN ARABIC, AND POSSIBLY ENGLISH.  THE 
OFFICE IS LOCATED IN AN ELECTRICAL MARKET AREA KNOWN AS AQID 
AL-NASSARA. 
B. ANOTHER IAEC FACILITY IS LOCATED NEAR BAGHDAD 
UNIVERSITY, JUST NORTH OF JAMIA STREET BETWEEN KAMAL JUMBLAT 
SQUARE AND HURIYA SQUARE.  THE FACILITY IS SITUATED NEXT TO 
AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT, POSSIBLY THE ASIAN/VENETIAN 
RESTAURANT.
FACILITY, IT IS HIS UNDERSTANDING THAT IT MAY CONTAIN THE 
IAEC 
C. LOCATED NEAR BAGHDAD UNIVERSITY IS ANOTHER FACILITY 
THAT HAD BEEN USED PREVIOUSLY AS AN IAEC DESIGN CENTER, AND 
IS CURRENTLY USED TO STORE SECRET IAEC DOCUMENTS AND 
EQUIPMENT. THE CENTER WAS ORIGINALLY USED TO FORMULATE A 
DESIGN FOR THE PROJECT 8119 PLANT AT ASH SHARQAT, BASED ON 
PLANS SUPPLIED BY YUGOSLAVIA FOR PROJECT 411 AT TARMIYA. 
PERSONNEL ARE STATIONED AT THE FACILITY DESCRIBED AS A 
"VILLA," OR HOUSE.  THE OLD DESIGN CENTER IS LOCATED JUST 
SOUTH OF THE AFOREMENTIONED NUCLEAR FUEL GROUP FACILITY.  IT 
IS ALSO OFF OF JAMIA STREET, JUST EAST OF KAMAL JUNBLAT 
SQUARE.  IT IS A ONE OR TWO STORY FACILITY, WITH AN 
OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL, AND SEVERAL WINDOW AIR CONDITIONING 
UNITS. 
D. ANOTHER VILLA IN THE BAGHDAD AREA WAS USED AS A 
PLACE FOR MEETING REPRESENTATIVES FROM FOREIGN FIRMS.  THIS 
IAEC MEETING HOUSE HAS BEEN USED FOR SUCH MEETINGS TO BOTH 
LIMIT FOREIGN ACCESS TO OTHER IAEC FACILITIES AND OBVIATE 
DIRECT FOREIGN INVOLVEMENT WITH THE ACTUAL IAEC/PC-3 
PROJECTS AND SITES                           SOME NUCLEAR-
RELATED EQUIPMENT OR DOCUMENTS MAY BE HIDDEN THERE.  THE 
MEETING HOUSE IS LOCATED EAST OF THE TIGRIS RIVER ON AL-
RASHID STREET, JUST SOUTH OF KHARAMANA SQUARE ACROSS THE 
STREET FROM THE ALI BABA HOTEL.  THE HOUSE IS PROBABLY 
WHITE, HAS A GARDEN AREA IN FRONT, AND IS NEAR A MARKET. 
E. MANAGEMENT OFFICES FOR THE 8119 PROJECT ARE LOCATED 
AT A CROSSROAD THAT CONNECTS OMAR BIN YASIR STREET AND JAMIA 
STREET, NEAR THE HINDIYA CLUB.  AS OF LATE 1988 OR EARLY 
1989, OFFICES HERE WERE SOMEHOW ASSOCIATED WITH A "PROJECT 
FOR MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT." IT IS A TWO STORY BUILDING, 
DESCRIBED AS A HOUSE, WITHOUT A GARDEN AREA IN FRONT. THERE 
IS A DISTANCE OF ONLY ONE-HALF METER BETWEEN THE STREET OR 
SIDEWALK AREA AND THE BUILDING'S ENTRANCE.  THE HOUSE IS 
RELATIVELY OLD. 
2.                              SOME EQUIPMENT, 
INCLUDING PRESSES AND OTHER MACHINING EQUIPMENT (NFI), HAD 
BEEN HIDDEN BY THE IRAQIS IN A GROVE OF TREES NEAR THE DORA 
REFINERY SOUTH OF BAGHDAD.  THE GROVE IS LOCATED SOUTH OF 
THE REFINERY NEAR THE DORA EXPRESSWAY.  AS OF LATE JULY 
1991, THE EQUIPMENT WAS STILL IN PLACE AND COULD BE 
PARTIALLY SEEN FROM THE EXPRESSWAY. 
ACQ:         AUGUST 1991).
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