Egypt Developed WMD for Iraq

Here is a highly controversial assertion from Arutz Sheva news that Egypt was helping Iraq develop chemical weapons:

Egypt secretly helped former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in his chemical weapons program, according to a CIA report.

The report, authored by the CIA’s Iraq Survey Group, says that Egypt sent specialists to Iraq in the 1980s to help him manufacture poison gas. Iraq later used the gas against Iranian citizens as well as Iraqi Kurds.

The report says that the Iraqi government paid Egypt $12 million, “in return for assistance with production and storage of chemical weapons agents.”

The Iraq Survey Group, led by CIA special adviser Charles A. Duelfer, discovered extensive information on Iraq’s chemical weapons programs. “During the early years, Egyptian scientists provided consultation, technology and oversight, allowing rapid advances and technological leaps in weaponization,” the report says.

The estimated amounts of arms and explosives smuggled in to Gaza in the past four years are: 2,000 kilograms of explosives, 6,700 Kalachnikov rifles (including 5,000 since 2003), 750 anti-tank shell launchers, 33 mortars, 18 submachine guns, 5 anti-aircraft missiles, 580,000 bullets, and dozens of rocket propelled grenades(RPGs).

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