Foreign Help for Iraq Poison Gas Reported

Associated Press

Iraq is still producing poison gas and other military equipment with foreign help, despite the trade sanctions imposed by the United Nations, the German news magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday.

Spiegel, quoting former German hostages recently released by Iraq and intelligence sources, said Iraqi plants in Samarra are producing 880 pounds daily of Tabun and Lost, two nerve gases.

Western experts and salesmen are still traveling to Iraq via Amman, Jordan, to conclude lucrative military contracts, the report said. They have been guaranteed unhindered travel out of Iraq, Spiegel said.

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