Shopping with Saddam Hussein

Number 18363
Subject Weapons
Source Commentary
State
Year 2001
Publication Date July-August
Summary A Commentary investigation sheds light on how Iraq has been smuggling weapons in the 90s, using middlemen in Jordan, and violating the international restrictions imposed after the Gulf War. The reporters base their findings on confidential UN reports, which have never been published. The article details how Iraqi delegations have negotiated purchases of parts, weapons or technical assistance from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine and Romania. Firms from these countries participated in shady arms deals negotiations and were ready to sell weapons and missile parts in violation of the embargo. Reporters however have found no clear proof for the realization of the deals.
Category General
Pages 5
Keywords Saddam Hussein;United Nations;Military Industrial Commission;embargo;missiles;nuclear weapons;intelligence;Syria;irewar03
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