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IIR 2 340 0219 93/SALMAN PAK BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH FACILITY (U).
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R 070130Z JAN 93
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SERIAL:    (U)  IIR 2 340 0219 93.
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COUNTRY:   (U)  IRAQ (IZ).
SUBJ:      IIR 2 340 0219 93/SALMAN PAK BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH 
FACILITY (U).
WARNING:   (U) THIS IS AN INFORMATION REPORT, NOT FINALLY 
EVALUATED
INTELLIGENCE.  REPORT CLASSIFIED 
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-                      DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
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DOI:       (U) 910730.
REQS:      (U) D-T5A-1610-02-90; SC-IA2-01418.
SOURCE:    [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ][   (b)(7)(D)   ]
SUMMARY:         SOURCE HAD BOTH FIRSTHAND AND HEARSAY INFORMATION
ON THE SALMAN PAK BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS RESEARCH FACILITY.  [   
(b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ][   (b)(7)(D)   ]
TEXT:  1.         INTRODUCTION--THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
FACILITY AT SALMAN PAK WAS ENTIRELY DEDICATED TO THE DEVELOPMENT 
OF
BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS (BW).  RESEARCH AT THIS FACILITY ENJOYED
'PRESIDENTIAL PRIORITY'.  (SOURCE CMT--PRESIDENTIAL PRIORITY
SUPERCEDES ANY RESTRICTION ON MONEY OR PERSONNEL EXPENDITURES.)
STUDENTS ACHIEVING HIGH HONORS IN SCIENCES AT THE NATIONAL
TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE WERE 'RECRUITED' TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 
RESEARCH
CONDUCTED AT SALMAN PAK.  (SOURCE CMT--RECRUITMENT MEANT AN
INDIVIDUAL COULD NOT TRAVEL ABROAD AND WAS SUBJECT TO CONSTANT
MONITORING BY IRAQI INTELLIGENCE.)
2.  (S/NF) SUBORDINATION--THOUGH THE SALMAN PAK FACILITY WAS 
CLOSELY
TIED TO BAGHDAD UNIVERSITY, PROJECTS AT SALMAN PAK WERE DIRECTLY
SUBORDINATE TO THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR SENSITIVE DEVELOPMENT
PROJECTS AT AQBA BIN NAFI.  THE BW RESEARCH CENTER WAS LOCATED IN
BUILDING 83 OF THE IRAQI TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN BAGHDAD, IZ.
BUILDING 83 WAS COMPLETED IN 1986 USING A GRANT FROM THE UNITED
NATIONS EDUCATIONAL AFFILIATED ORGANIZAITON (UNESCO).  (THIS
INFORMATION IS HEARSAY [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ][   (b)(7)(D)  
 ]
3.         DESCRIPTION--SOURCE HAD FIRSTHAND KNOWLEDGE OF THE
PRELIMINARY CONSTRUCTION OF SALMAN PAK.  (FLD CMT--ANALYSTS
ATTENDING DEBRIEFING OF SOURCE BELIEVED SOURCE DID NOT HAVE ACCESS 
TO ENTIRE PENINSULA; THEY BELIEVED [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ] 
KNOWLEDGE WAS LIMITED TO ONLY THE NORTHERN FORENSICS SECTIONS.)  
AT LEAST 70 PERCENT OF THE EQUIPMENT USED AT SALMAN PAK WAS 
ACQUIRED FROM AN UNKNOWN UK FIRM.  ALL DUCTS INSTALLED AT SALMAN 
PAK WERE STAINLESS STEEL.  EACH BUILDING HAD THROW-AWAY CARBON 
FILTERS AND 100 PERCENT PURE AIR (NFI).  SOME VENTILATION SYSTEMS 
WERE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED WITH EITHER POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE 
PRESSURE DEPENDING UPON THE TYPE OF RESEARCH CONDUCTED IN THE 
RESPECTIVE BUILDING.  THERE WERE NUMEROUS ANIMAL PENS COLOCATED 
WITH THE FACILITY.  THE PENS HOUSED SHEEP, COWS, RATS AND VARIOUS 
OTHER RODENTS USED IN EXPERIMENTATION.  THERE WERE APPROXIMATELY 
20 GREENHOUSES COLOCATED WITH THE SALMAN PAK FACILITY.
(FLD CMT--SOURCE HAD PREVIOUSLY DESCRIBED THESE GREENHOUSES AS
NYLON OR POLYETHYLENE ROOMS.)  THE GREENHOUSES WERE APPROXIMATELY
SIX METERS HIGH AND 12 METERS BY 20 METERS, CONTRUCTED OF ALUMINUM
FRAMES AND COVERED WITH BOTH CLEAR AND TRANSPARANT GREEN PLASTIC.
SALMAN PAK ALSO FEATURED 'HUGE' COLD STORAGE FACILITIES.  THESE 
COLD STORAGE AREAS WERE LOCATED IN THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE 
SALMAN PAK PENINSULA.  EQUIPMENT FOR THE COLD STORAGE AREAS WAS 
PROVIDED BY THE FIRM DAKIN (NFI).  (FLD CMT--EQUIPMENT INFORMATION 
IS HEARSAY [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ], 
COMMENTS:  1.  (U) QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS IN RESPONSE TO THIS IIR
SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO CDR 202ND MI BN FT MONMOUTH 
NJ//IAM-C-OSD//.
POC IS [   (b)(6)   ]DSN 992-6042/5680, COMMERCIAL (908)
532-6042/5680, E-MAIL ADDRESS IAM002@MONMOUTH-EMH3.ARMY.MIL.
//IPSP:  PT 1610//.
//COMSOBJ:  111//.
ADMIN
PROJ:  (U) 2907.
INSTR:  (U) US NO.
PREP:  (U) 2-60027.
ACQ:  (U) FT MONMOUTH NJ (921117).
DISSEM:  (U) FIELD: NONE.
WARNING:  (U) REPORT CLASSIFIED 
 



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