Iraq Smuggling Nuclear Arms Parts on Syrian Aid Flights

(Times - UK) - Baghdad recently sent 24 planeloads of humanitarian aid to Syria in the wake of a dam collapse on June 4. Intelligence agencies believe that the Iraqis took advantage of the disaster to smuggle banned equipment back on the return flights. One of the planes was filled with spare parts for sensitive "flow-forming machines" used to produce components for uranium-enrichment systems. Other equipment flown back to Baghdad was believed to include tank parts and spares for the Iraqi Air Force.

2002-06-18 00:00:00

Full Article


Visit the Daily Alert Archive