U.S. Unloading WMD in Iraq
TEHRAN (Mehr News Agency) – Over the past few days, in
the wake of the bombings in Karbala and the ideological disputes
that delayed the signing of Iraq’s interim constitution, there
have been reports that U.S. forces have unloaded a large cargo
of parts for constructing long-range missiles and weapons of
mass destruction (WMD) in the southern ports of Iraq.
A reliable source from the Iraqi Governing Council, speaking on
condition of anonymity, told the Mehr News Agency that U.S.
forces, with the help of British forces stationed in southern
Iraq, had made extensive efforts to conceal their actions.
He added that the cargo was unloaded during the night as
attention was still focused on the aftermath of the deadly
bombings in Karbala and the signing of Iraq’s interim
The source said that in order to avoid suspicion, ordinary
cargo ships were used to download the cargo, which consisted of
weapons produced in the 1980s and 1990s.
He mentioned the fact that the United States had facilitated
Iraq’s WMD program during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq and said that
some of the weapons being downloaded are similar to those weapons,
although international inspectors had announced Saddam Hussein’s
Baath regime had destroyed all its WMD.
The source went on to say that the rest of the weapons were
probably transferred in vans to an unknown location somewhere in
the vicinity of Basra overnight.
“Most of these weapons are of Eastern European origin and some
parts are from the former Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc. The
U.S. obtained them through confiscations during sales of banned
arms over the past two decades,” he said.
This action comes as certain U.S. and Western officials have
been pointing out the fact that no weapons of mass destruction
have been discovered in Iraq and the issue of Saddam’s trial
begins to take center stage.
In addition, former chief UN weapons inspector Hans Blix has
emphasized that the U.S. and British intelligence agencies issued
false reports on Iraq leading to the U.S. attack.
Meanwhile, the suspicious death of weapons inspector David
Kelly is also an unresolved issue in Britain.
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Information About Transfer of WMD to Iraq -------
A security official for the coalition forces in Iraq said that
he has not received any information about the unloading of weapons
of mass destruction in ports in southern Iraq.
Shane Wolf told the Mehr News Agency that the occupation forces
have received no reports on such events, but said he hoped that
the coalition forces would find the Iraqi weapons of mass
destruction one day.
Coalition forces and inspectors have so far been unable to find
any Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. The U.S. invaded Iraq under
the pretext that Iraq possessed a stockpile of weapons of mass