Saddam's Indian Connection

(Los Angeles Times) Bob Drogin - An obscure Indian trading company, NEC Engineering Private Ltd., exported 10 consignments of raw materials and equipment that Saddam Hussein's regime could use to produce chemical weapons and propellants for long-range missiles, according to Indian court records. The exports - highly specialized supplies like atomized aluminum powder and titanium centrifugal pumps - ostensibly went to Jordan and Dubai. But they subsequently were traced to Iraq's Fallujah II chlorine plant and a rocket fuel production facility at Al Mamoun, according to U.S. and British intelligence reports.

2003-01-20 00:00:00

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