Did Iraq Use Chemical Weapons?


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Issue 516 - 01 Aug 1995
The UN Special Commission (UNSCOM) last year declared Iraq free of Chemical Weapons. However, CW remain a potent threat to the security of the Middle East and the Gulf. Iran is producing large quantities of chemical agents and has practised chemical warfare exercises. Other Middle Eastern countries have been noticeably slow to sign the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention which bans the production of CW.

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