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cia_64011_64011_01.txt
Subject: IRAQI NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence
TO FACILITATE ELECTRONIC ACCESS, THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN
REFORMATTED TO ELIMINATE INFORMATION THAT DOES NOT PERTAIN
TO GULF WAR ILLNESS ISSUES OR THAT IS CLASSIFIED. A COPY OF
THIS REDACTED DOCUMENT, IN ORIGINAL FORMAT, IS AVAILABLE ON
REQUEST.
JAN 91
SUBJECT: CALL-IN WITH ALLEGED INFO RE IRAQI NUCLEAR WEAPONS
AND C/W PRODUCTION FACILITY.
A CHEMICAL WEAPONS FACTORY IN IRAQ LOCATED
UNDERGROUND APPROXIMATELY 100 KM NORTHEAST RPT 100 KM NORTHEAST
OF THE CITY OF RUTBAH IN WESTERN IRAQ.
"LARGE
QUANTITIES" OF POISON GASES WERE BEING PRODUCED AT THIS FACTORY
FOR IRAQI MILITARY USE.
IRAQ REPORTEDLY HAD IN ITS POSSESSION
APPROXIMATELY 300 RPT 300 NUCLEAR WARHEADS MADE ORIGINALLY IN
OR OBTAINED          WHICH HAD BEEN
RECONFIGURED AS BOMBS FOR AERIAL DEPLOYMENT.
THE IRAQI MILITARY HAD AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY 45
RPT 45 FIGHTER BOMBERS ESPECIALLY ALTERED FOR EXTENDED RANGE
AND CAPABLE OF DELIVERING SOME OR ALL OF THE 300 WARHEADS.
AT LEAST SOME OF THE 45 FIGHTER BOMBERS
WERE          MIG-21'S.
TARGETTING PLANS OF THE IRAQI MILITARY FOR DELIVERY OF THESE
NUCLEAR WEAPONS INCLUDED, IN ORDER OF PRIORITY, THE TARGETS:
TEL AVIV, UNSPECIFIED EGYPTIAN TARGETS, UNSPECIFIED AIRFIELDS
IN SAUDIA ARABIA, AND AMERICAN AIRCRAFT CARRIERS CURRENTLY
DEPLOYED IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
"KNOWLEDGE" OF
THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND THEIR TARGETTING WAS OBTAINED THROUGH
HEARSAY WHILE          KNOWLEDGE OF THE C/W
PLANT CAME FROM HIS PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
WE DEFER
REGARDING THE VALUE OF ABOVE VOLUNTEERED "INFORMATION."
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