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Dear List, The following article was published on September 19 in Arabic by Al Watan Daily which appears in Saudi Arabia. The original article can be found at: http://alwatan.com.sa/daily/2002-09-19/politics/politics04.htm This is a rough translation of the article. Some might find it interesting. Apolgies for any language mistakes... HZ ---------------------------------------------------------- A Military source in NATO to Al Watan: The US wants to retrieve or destroy weapons that Iraq captured during its occupation of Kuwait Brussels/Geneve: from Fikriya Ahmad, Majid al-Jameel A NATO military source in Brussels revealed that the US has for a long time covered up the fact that, during its occupation of Kuwait, Iraq had captured important US weapons and chemicals and raw materials for producing WMDs, and that they were transferred to Iraq without Kuwait making this public because of the seriousness of the matter. The US did not want to make public either information about such US weapons which have not been found by the inspection teams. The source confirmed that the US obstinacy in attacking Iraq stems from its insistence on getting these weapons back or destroying them to prevent Iraq from making use of them. The source pointed out that the moving of 6 US B-2 bombers to Diego Garcia coincides with the US agreement with Qatar to start military training and the maneuvers for attacking Iraq in the beginning of November. Qatar will witness the biggest such US maneuvers. The source also confirmed that the US may not give the inspection teams the chance to carry out its work, especially since the Iraqi decision came surprising and disappointing to the US plans. It is expected that the US will put obstacles in the way of the return of the inspectors in spite of the discussions that took place in New York between the Iraqi side and Hans Blix the head of the International Inspection Commissions [ UNMOVIC ], during which (according to the same source) important issues were discussed, like the locations of inspections offices, the means of their movements and transport and providing security for their departure should their mission fail. According to what was announced, all the details for the return of the inspectors will be finalized in Geneve. Al Watan knew from a Swiss source that his country has received an official enquiry from the UN asking it to prepare its experts in chemical and biological weapons to go to Iraq "at any time" within a UN inspection team, and to prepare its famous laboratory "Schweitzer" to participate in studying and analyzing samples that the inspection teams may send. _________________________________________________________ Only at Maktoob. Send your Arabic email without a need for an Arabic Operating System. http://www.maktoob.com/ _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk