Weapons of Mass
Here's a story that hasn't gotten covered in the U.S. press: As the USA
prepares for a war against Iraq, it is being sued by Iran for its
previous close relationship to Saddam Hussein.
At the UN's International Court of
Justice (ICJ), Teheran is accusing the United
States of delivering dangerous chemicals and deadly viruses to Baghdad
during the 1980s. Reports on the case have appeared in countries
In the United States, Associated
Press writer Anthony Deutsch filed a report on
the case, but it does not seem to have been picked up by any U.S.
newspapers. However, the National Security Archive, a nonprofit
research institute on international affairs, has published a series of
declassified U.S. documents
detailing the U.S. embrace of Saddam Hussein in the early
1980s, including a photo of Donald Rumsfeld
personally shaking Hussein's hand.
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