July 4, 2015

Why Britain backed down on banning Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons during Iran war

Previously unpublished documents from 1983 show that Margaret Thatcher’s government was keen to press for an international ban

Britain was reluctant to take action to bar Saddam Hussein from expanding his chemical weapon stocks during the Iran-Iraq war after diplomats warned the UK risked criticism over its own record on control of such arms. Read more.

Independent

Related,
Foreign Office ‘did not stop Iraq making chemical weapons’ - Guardian
UK knew Iraq was using chemical weapons on Iran (video) - PressTV

Rumsfeld 'helped Iraq get chemical weapons' - Daily Mail
Bush senior gaf Saddam zijn verboden wapens - Vredesnaam.com

Vuile handen - Groene Amsterdammer
- Onderzoeksdossier Chemische wapens - VD AMOK

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