Egypt Nixes U.S. Bid to Interview Nuke Scientists

(Middle East Newsline) Egypt has rejected a U.S. request to interview Egyptian engineers and scientists employed in Iraq's nuclear program. U.S. officials said the Cairo government responded that it viewed Egyptian nationals who work in Iraq as private citizens. "They refused to help us locate them or provide information so we could reach them ourselves," a U.S. official said. The U.S. intelligence community received information late last year of the employment of dozens of Egyptian engineers and scientists in Iraq's nuclear program.

2003-02-07 00:00:00

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