Iraqis Infiltrated UK Germ Labs

(BBC) - Some of Britain's top laboratories were infiltrated by Iraqi scientists researching germ warfare in the run-up to the Gulf War, according to Dr. Joseph Selkon, a leading Oxford microbiologist. About 10 top Iraqi microbiologists - financed by generous grants from the Iraqi government - obtained research posts in academic and medical institutions around Britain. Dr. Selkon concluded the Iraqis were working on plans to make bacteriological weapons resistant to standard methods of treatment by antibiotics. The Iraqi researchers were arrested at the outbreak of the Gulf War and sent back to Iraq.

2002-11-18 00:00:00

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