U.S. Gives Jordan Mobile X-Ray Unit to Intercept Iraqi WMDs

(AFP/Yahoo) The U.S. government gave Jordan a mobile X-ray unit to help intercept contraband, including items that could be used to develop weapons of mass destruction (WMD), said U.S. charge d'affaires in Amman David Hale. The van "is equipped with sophisticated detection devices that will increase the government's ability to ensure Jordan's trade with other countries is safe and secure," Hale said. The Jordanian daily Al-Rai reported on May 28 that Jordanian customs officials stopped scrap trucks entering from Iraq after one of them was tested positive for "enriched uranium."

2004-10-08 00:00:00

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