Iraq Building Up Deadly Arsenal, Say Defectors

(Times - UK) - Saddam Hussein has made important progress in developing weapons of mass destruction capable of killing millions of people, senior Iraqi defectors say. Terence Taylor, a UN weapons inspector in Iraq for four years up to 1997, believes Saddam's biological arsenal posed the greatest immediate threat. According to Taylor, president of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in Washington, Iraq has failed to account for 17 tons of growth media used for culturing anthrax and other biological agents, 4,000 tons of chemicals which could be used in the manufacture of VX nerve gas, and thousands of tons of chemical weapons munitions.

2002-07-12 00:00:00

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