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070396_cia_75849_75849_01.txt
Subject: COMMENTS ON IRAQI WEAPONS OF MAS
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence
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AUG 95     CIA 404583
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
WARNING: INFORMATION REPORT, NOT FINALLY EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE
DIST:          AUGUST 1995
COUNTRY:  IRAQ
SUBJ:  FURTHER COMMENTS ON IRAQI WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
1.          HUSAYN KAMIL MADE THE
FOLLOWING STATEMENTS AWARE THAT THEY WOULD REACH U.S. GOVERNMENT
OFFICIALS. HE WAS VERY CONCERNED, HOWEVER, THAT THEY NOT BE MADE
PUBLIC FOR FEAR HE WOULD BE EASILY TRACED AS THE SOURCE, THUS
DIMINISHING HIS CREDIBILITY AND POPULARITY IN IRAQ.)
2. FORMER IRAQI MINISTER OF INDUSTRY AND MINERALS HUSAYN
KAMIL HASAN AL-((MAJID)) CLAIMED THAT IRAQ HAS NO SCUDS LEFT AND
IS HIDING NO SCUD MISSILE COMPONENTS. ALL WERE EITHER LAUNCHED,
UNILATERALLY DESTROYED, OR DESTROYED BY UNSCOM. KAMIL REVEALED
THAT IRAQ IS HIDING (AT AN AS YET UNDISCLOSED LOCATION) TWO
MISSILE LAUNCHERS. THE LAUNCHERS ARE UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE
SPECIAL REPUBLICAN GUARD (SRG). HE SAID THAT A
CZECHOSLOVAK-TRAINED IRAQI SCIENTIST          CONTINUED TO
RESEARCH AND DEVELOP MISSILE SYSTEMS, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF HIS
CZECH TUTOR. THE WORK IS LIMITED TO WHAT CAN BE DONE ON PAPER.
KAMIL SAID IRAQ WAS WORKTNG ON A 3,000 KM RANGE MISSILE BEFORE THE
GULF WAR.
3. KAMIL BRAGGED ABOUT THE NUCLEAR PROGRAM AND THE VARIETY
OF ENRICHMENT MEANS THAT HAD BEEN DEVELOPED. HE APOLOGIZED FOR
NOT BEING A TECHNICAL EXPERT, CLAIMING HIS MEMORY OF DETAILS WAS
POOR, BUT SKETCHED OUT A FEW OF THE PROGRAMS. HE SAID THE
ELECTROMAGNETIC ISOTOPE SEPARATION PROGRAM REMAINS ON COMPUTER
DISK FOR FUTURE USE. HE CLAIMED THE CENTRIFUGE PROGRAM WAS
COMPLETED BEFORE THE GULF WAR AND THAT IRAQ HAD SUCCEEDED IN
SEPARATING URANIUM (NO AMOUNTS WERE PROVIDED). HE SUGGESTED THAT
NOT ALL THE CENTRIFUGES HAD BEEN FOUND BY UNSCOM AND THAT "THE
INFORMATION UNSCOM HAS IS NOT ACCURATE." KAMIL SAID THE IRAQIS
BUILT CENTRIFUGES USING BOTH CARBON FIBER AND MARAGING STEEL. HE
CLAIMED THEY ATTAINED 60,000 RPMS WITH THE CENTRIFUGES THEY
MANUFACTURED AND WERE READY TO GO TO HIGHER LEVELS AND TO BUILD
MORE CENTRIFUGES. A THIRD PROGRAM
(PRESUMABLY GASEOUS DIFFUSION) TO ENRICH URANIUM, USING ALUMINUM
PIPES WITH 27,000 HOLES PER SQUARE CM (HOLES PRODUCED BOTH
MECHANICALLY AND CHEMICALLY) WAS UNDERWAY BUT WAS NEGLECTED (IT
DID NOT 'FAIL;' IRAQ MERELY ABANDONED THE EFFORT).
SOURCE HAS STATED SPECIFICALLY THAT THE CENTRIFUGES HAVE
BEEN DESTROYED, AND NONE ARE LEFT HIDDEN.)
4. KAMIL COMMENTED THAT IRAQ DID NOT NEED ANY REACTOR
TECHNOLOGY FROM CHINA, AS IRAQ HAD THE CAPABILITY TO BUILD ITS OWN
NUCLEAR REACTORS.
5. KAMIL CLAIMED TWO ASPECTS OF THE BW PROGRAM REMAIN
HIDDEN. HE SAID THAT REMORRAGIC FEVER (HAMMA DAMWOUTYA) WAS
DEVELOPED AT "THE AD DAWRA FACILITY", WHICH ONCE BELONGED TO THE
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE. HE SAID UNSCOM KNOWS THE PLACE BUT IS
NOT AWARE OF THE ACTIVITY. THE SITE WAS SEQUESTERED FOR BW
MANUFACTURE NEAR THE END OF THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR. HE SAID THE AGENT
WAS WEAPONIZED IN IRAQ-MANUFACTURED BOMBS WHICH WERE COATED WITH
FIBERGLASS TO PREVENT CORROSION. HE DID NOT COMMENT ON IRAQ'S
LATEST BW DECLARATION.
6. KAMIL SAID EARLY IN THE WAR WITH IRAN, IRAQ'S CW PROGRAM
DEVELOPED FROM MUSTARD TO SARIN TO BINARY WEAPONS AND FINALLY,
TOWARD THE END OF THE WAR, LARGE-SCALE VX PRODUCTION. HE CLAIMED
THAT THEY USED VX AND THAT NONE REMAINED IN IRAQ. IT WAS NOT
CLEAR IF THE IRAQIS USED ALL OF THE VX THAT WAS MADE, OR IF THEY
DESTROYED THE REMAINING
STOCKPILE, BUT KAMIL STRESSED THAT NO AGENT WAS HIDDEN IN IRAQ,
EITHER VX OR ANY OTHER.
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