Key Developments Concerning Iraq
Developments in the Iraq crisis:
_ Chief U.N. weapons inspectors Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei arrived in Baghdad for new talks to demand more concessions from Iraq and evidence on leftover Iraqi weapons. ``We are really making no predictions at all″ about the talks in Baghdad, Blix told reporters Saturday.
_ The U.S. State Department, in an advisory Friday, advised all but essential U.S. diplomats, along with family members, to leave Israel, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon as tensions with Iraq mount. The advisory also cautioned private citizens to leave those countries and not to travel to Israel.
_ Three more Iraqi scientists granted private interviews to U.N. weapons inspectors Friday, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry said. The U.N. had no immediate comment. Earlier, U.N. nuclear weapons inspector Mohamed ElBaradei said Iraq must make ``quick progress″ in cooperating with arms monitors ``because time is critical.″