U.S. Questions Egypt on WMD, Missiles

(Middle East Newsline)- U.S. Undersecretary of State John Bolton held talks over the weekend in Cairo with Egyptian leaders on a range of sensitive subjects including Egypt's WMD and missile programs, and Cairo's cooperation with Saddam Hussein's Iraq and North Korea. "All of the testimony and evidence found in Iraq have shown significant Egyptian involvement in Iraq's missile and WMD programs," a U.S. official said. "The issue has become too big to ignore." In December 2002, the U.S. asked Egypt to grant it access to scores of scientists who were employed in Saddam's nuclear program, but the Egyptian regime of President Hosni Mubarak did not cooperate with the U.S. request, officials said.

2003-06-17 00:00:00

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