British report:Iraqi officials hide components of WMD in their homes
Saddam Hussein has ordered hundreds of his officials to conceal weapons of mass destruction components in their homes to evade the United Nations inspectors, the Times reported Friday. The newspaper said this information is based on "a stream of intelligence now emerging from inside Iraq."
This latest development forced President Bush and Tony Blair to consider making a personal appeal to the Iraqi officials involved to let the inspectors know what is going on.
Intelligence picked up from within Iraq and from electronic intercepts of Iraqi communications has revealed that scientists, civil servants and Baath Party officials have all been ordered to store key components of Saddam’s secret weapons of mass destruction program in their homes.
According to the report, Iraqi farmers have also been ordered to hide similar components. One source said that farmers were being told to hide drums of chemicals among stocks of pesticides. (Albawaba.com)
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