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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Iraq Survey Group Final Report

 

Infrastructure Improvements and Technology Developments

The steady improvement in Iraqi missile infrastructure seen during the Regime’s “Decline” phase was accelerated after 1996 in the: “Recovery” and “Transition” periods. Iraq expended great efforts reconstituting destroyed or unusable equipment in order to restore required production and deployment capabilities for the Al Samud II and Al Fat’h. These capabilities could have been used to develop and produce missiles with ranges longer than allowed under UNSCR 687. No restraints were applied to achieving this objective, including clear breaches of international treaties and the use of foreign expertise and assistance.

 



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