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Hamza's Sanctions Proposal

It is worth noting Khidir Hamza's policy proposal: "lift all sanctions from Iraq-provided Baghdad 
permits its senior nuclear scientists and their families to immigrate to the West." (Jonathan 
Broder, "Saddam's Bomb," The New York Times Magazine, 1 October 2000, pg. 43 

If Hamza was in fact the director-general of Iraq's nuclear weapons program (and was able to give 
accurate “detailed briefings” to the CIA, Broder, pg. 43), then he knew the nuclear program's 
details and perhaps also those of the chemical, biological, and ballistic missile programs. Program 
knowledge would have most likely meant know from whom Iraq acquired non-conventional 
weapons-directed materials and technology, how that acquisition occurred, and what Iraq did to hide 
what it did not want known (both before and during UNSCOM's inspections). 

Assume that Hamza probably knew about Iraq's acquisition and concealment. Hamza still advocates 
lifting "all sanctions" [quotes for Broder's words] in conjunction with expert immigration. Hamza 
seems to suggest that current sanctions in and of themselves do not, as the U.S. and UK governments 
claim, "contain" or impact the Iraqi Government's ability to significantly re-constitute 
non-conventional programs and weapons.

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