Syria Now Top U.S. Target for Regime Change

(Telegraph-UK) - Toby Harnden Some U.S. officials are convinced that Assad has actively collaborated with Saddam and agreed to take weapons, including Scud missiles, from him so they would not be discovered in Iraq by UN inspectors. Satellite photographs revealed heavily guarded convoys moving from Iraq to Syria last year. "Significant equipment, assets and perhaps even expertise was transferred, the first signs of which appeared in August or September 2002," a Bush administration official said. "It is quite possible that Iraqi nuclear scientists went to Syria and that Saddam's regime may retain part of its army there."

2003-04-08 00:00:00

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