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070296_cia_74531_74531_01.txt
Subject: IRAQ'S NON-USE OF CHEMICAL WEAPO
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence
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AUG 95
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
WARNING: INFORMATION REPORT, NOT FINALLY EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE
COUNTRY:  IRAQ
SUBJ:  COMMENTS ON IRAQ'S NON-USE OF CHEMICAL OR BIOLOGICAL
WEAPONS DURING THE GULF WAR
2. HUSAYN KAMIL HASAN AL-((MAJID)),
FORMER IRAQI MINISTER OF INDUSTRY AND MINERALS, FLATLY AND
EMPHATICALLY DENIED THAT IRAQ USED CHEMICAL OR BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS
DURING THE GULF WAR. KAMIL STATED THAT IN SEVERAL MEETINGS A
PROPOSAL TO USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS AGAINST THE COALITION WAS TABLED,
AND PERHAPS (HIS RECOLLECTION WAS SOMEWHAT UNCLEAR ON THIS POINT)
THE PROPOSAL WAS ADVOCATED BY SADDAM'S SONS 'UDAY SADDAM
((HUSAYN)) AND QUSAY SADDAM ((HUSAYN)) AND BY SADDAM'S
BROTHER-IN-LAW SABBAWI AL-((TIKRITI)). KAMIL CLAIMED HE STRONGLY
OPPOSED USING CHEMICAL OR BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS DURING THE GULF WAR.
HE SAID THAT THE IRAQI COMMAND BECAME CONVINCED THAT THE UNITED
STATES WOULD USE TACTICAL NUCLEAR WEAPONS AGAINST IRAQ IF IRAQ
USED CHEMICAL OR BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS AGAINST THE COALITION. HE
SAID THAT IRAQ WAS AWARE OF THE DANGERS OF USING CHEMICALS AND
THAT THEREFORE "NOTHING HAPPENED."
3. KAMAL SAID THAT IRAQ HAD NOT PREPARED TO USE CHEMICAL
WEAPONS DURING THE WAR OR HAD MOVED ANY CHEMICAL WEAPONS INTO
KUWAIT. UPON FURTHER CONSIDERATION, HOWEVER, HE DEMURRED, SAYING
THAT HE WAS NOT SURE, BUT HE COULD NOT REMEMBER CLEARLY. HE
SHRUGGED OFF THE QUESTION--TO HIM THE MORE IMPORTANT FACT WAS THAT
THE WEAPONS WERE NEVER USED.
5. KAMIL SAID COALITION ATTACKS ON CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL
FACILITIES HAD NOT HAD ANY ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL/HEALTH IMPACT ON
IRAQI CITIZENS. HE SAID CIVILIANS DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THE CHEMICAL
WEAPONS FACILITIES AND WERE NOT PRESENT. HE MUSED THAT THE
COALITION MADE MANY MISTAKES WHEN IT ATTACKED TARGETS IN IRAQ. HE
SAID THE IRAQI COMMAND NOTED THAT THE MILK FACTORY WAS COMPLETELY
DESTROYED BY ATTACKS, BUT THE CHEMICAL PRODUCTION FACILITIES WERE
ONLY PARTIALLY DAMAGED. ASKED WHETHER THE MILK FACTORY HAD ANY
LINK TO CHEMICAL WEAPONS OR BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS PROGRAMS, KAMIL
SAID ABSOLUTELY NONE. THE FACTORY MADE MILK. IT HAD NO
IMPORTANCE FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE.
6. KAMIL REPEATED THAT THE HEMORRHAGIC FEVER VIRUS WAS
DEVELOPED AT THE FOOT AND MOUTH CENTER LOCATED AT DAWRA.
HUSYAN KAMIL STRONGLY IMPLIED THAT HE KNEW,
BUT WOULD NOT SAY, WHAT TYPE OF HEMORRHAGIC FEVER VIRUS THE IRAQIS
HAD DEVELOPED. HE ALSO REFUSED TO GIVE ADDITIONAL DETAILS ABOUT
WEAPONIZATION OF BIOLOGICAL AGENTS. HE WOULD NOT COMMENT ON
WHETHER IRAQ HAD DESIGNED OR MANUFACTURED BOMBS, ARTILLERY ROUNDS,
OR MISSILE WARHEADS FOR DELIVERY OF BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS. ASKED HOW
IRAQ INTENDED TO DELIVER THE STOCKS OF ANTHRAX AND BOTULINUM TOXIN
THAT IT RECENTLY DECLARED TO THE UNITED NATIONS, KAMAL WONDERED,
"WHAT DECLARATION?" HE APPEARED UNFAMILIAR WITH THE DETAILS OF
THE RECENT BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS DECLARATION.
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