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Kelly predicted death in woods David Kelly predicted he would be "found dead in the woods" if Iraq was invaded, months before his apparent suicide, the Hutton Inquiry has heard. The weapons inspector slashed his wrist at a beauty spot after being revealed as the source for BBC claims that intelligence on Iraq had been "sexed up" in the run-up to war. Dr Kelly had expected to remain anonymous after meeting BBC journalist Andrew Gilligan, the inquiry heard this morning. Foreign Office official David Broucher said Dr Kelly had made what he thought to be the throwaway remark in February. Mr Broucher said he met the weapons expert in Geneva. Dr Kelly had told him that continued inspections "properly carried out would give a degree of certainty about compliance" with UN disarmament demands. "He said he had tried to reassure them that if they cooperated with the weapons inspections, they had nothing to fear," Mr Broucher said. "My impression was that he felt he was in some personal difficulty or embarrassment about this because he felt the invasion might go ahead anyway and somehow it was putting him in a morally ambiguous situation." Mr Broucher added: "As David Kelly was leaving, I said to him 'what do you think will happen if Iraq is invaded?'. "His reply was, which at the time I took to be a throwaway remark, he said 'I will probably be found dead in the woods'." Story filed: 15:46 Thursday 21st August 2003 http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_811650.html?menu=news.politics _______________________________________________ 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 email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk