TITLE

The Defector's Secrets

AUTHOR(S)
Barry, John
PUB. DATE
March 2003
SOURCE
Newsweek;3/3/2003, Vol. 141 Issue 9, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that Hussein Kamel, the highest-ranking Iraqi official to defect from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's inner circle, told United States Central Intelligence Agency officials and United Nations inspectors in the summer of 1995 that after the gulf war, Iraq destroyed all its chemical and biological weapons stocks and the missiles to deliver them. Statement that Kamel's story raises questions about whether the weapons of mass destruction stockpiles attributed to Iraq still exist in 2003; How Iraq had retained the design and engineering details of the weapons; Interrogations, which were led by the UN inspection team leader Rolf Ekeus; Decision of Kamel to return to Iraq, after realizing the U.S. would not support his desire to succeed Hussein as leader, where he was promptly killed.
ACCESSION #
9160595

 

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