Saddam sought uranium from Niger

Via Belgravia Dispatch, perhaps the Finanial Times would be the honest liberal alternative to the NYTimes.

Intelligence officers learned between 1999 and 2001 that uranium smugglers planned to sell illicitly mined Nigerien uranium ore, or refined ore called yellow cake, to Iran, Libya, China, North Korea and Iraq.

These claims support the assertion made in the British government dossier on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction programme in September 2002 that Iraq had sought to buy uranium from an African country, confirmed later as Niger. George W. Bush, US president, referred to the issue in his State of the Union address in January 2003.

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One Response to Saddam sought uranium from Niger

  1. ooghe says:

    hmm- just tried to post to this topic but it didn’t come through… lemme test again…

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