BAGHDAD,Iraq July 21 (UPI) Nuclear arms reportedly found in IraqIraqi security reportedly discovered 3 missiles carrying nuclear heads concealed in a concrete trench northwest of Baghdad, officials said wednesday.The official daily Al-sabah quoted the sources as saying the missiles were discovered in trenches near the city of Tikrit, the home of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein."The three missiles were discovered by chance when iraqi security forces captured former Baath party official Khoder al-Douri who revealed during interogation the location of the missile's saying they carried nuclear heads," the source said.They pointed out that the missiles were actually discovered in the trenches lying under six meters of concrete and designed in a way to unable sophistacated sensors from discovering nuclear radiation.The sources said al-Douri, who is related to former vice-chairman of the Iraq revolution Coucil and Saddam's right hand man Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, was captured after Iraqi police intercepted an e-mail message in which he set a meeting with another former Baath official.The report could not be authenticated by the interior ministry or the national security department, but the paper noted Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiar Zibari made a surprise request recently to Mohammed el-Baradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, to resume inspections for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
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07-22-2004, 12:10 PM #1
07-22-2004, 12:14 PM #2
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Surprise the newspapers are not all over this. The fact that WMD wer found is not a surprise, but that news are not over it .
07-22-2004, 12:47 PM #3
Maybe...maybe not. Could've, should've, might've
A U.S. military official Wednesday denied a report of Iraqi missiles carrying nuclear warheads being found in a concrete trench northwest of Baghdad.
The daily al-Sabah newspaper Wednesday had quoted sources as saying three missiles armed with nuclear warheads were discovered in a trench near the city of Tikrit, the hometown of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
A U.S. military spokesman in Tikrit told United Press International that the report was untrue.
Nothing's been found. The report is not factual, said Master Sgt. Robert Cowens, a spokesman for the 1st Infantry Division, based in Tikrit.
The newspaper reported the three missiles were discovered by chance when Iraqi security forces captured former Baath party official Khoder al-Douri who revealed during interrogation the location of the missiles saying they carried nuclear warheads.
Al-Sabah said that the missiles were discovered in a trench under six meters of concrete, designed to evade sophisticated sensors.
A spokesman with Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's office told UPI that the report concerning the alleged missiles and warheads emerged while gathering information for Saddam Hussein's tribunal during the interrogation of a captured former official of Saddam's regime.Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
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