U.S. inspector in Iraq: Saddam had no WMD

Published September 17th, 2004 - 02:00 GMT

Drafts of a report from the top U.S. inspector in Iraq indicate there were no stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction, according to The AP.  

 

In a 1,500-page report, the chief of the Iraq Survey Group, Charles Duelfer, will find Saddam was importing banned materials, working on unmanned aerial vehicles in violation of U.N. accords and maintaining a dual-use industrial sector that could produce weapons.  

 

Duelfer also says Iraq only had small research and development programs for chemical and biological weapons.  

 

Duelfer concludes Saddam had intentions of restarting weapons programs at some point, after suspicion and inspections from the international community waned.  

 

After a year and a half in Iraq, however, the United States has found no weapons of mass destruction - its main pretex to invade Iraq.  

 

An intelligence official said Duelfer could wrap up the report as soon as this month. (albawaba.com)

© 2004 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)

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