Report: European intelligence services provided UK information on Iraq nuclear claim
Two foreign intelligence services, thought to be those of France and Italy, supplied the UK with the information for its controversial claim that Saddam Hussein's Iraq had sought uranium from Africa, the Financial Times reported Monday.
Britain made the uranium claim in a dossier last September despite being told the CIA had “reservations" about its inclusion.
The Financial Times said it had learnt that the original information on the nuclear claim came from two western European countries, and not from now discredited documents that proved to be forgeries.
It reported an official as saying that the information from foreign intelligence services was not shared with the US because it "was not ours to share". (Albawaba.com)
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