- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 7, 2006

White House Report on Iraqi Development of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Aug. 25, 1999:

As of December 1998, UNSCOM reporting provides an accurate assessment concerning Iraq’s chemical programs as we understand them… On discrepancies in the material balance of chemical munitions, Iraq continues its refusal to account for a falsely-reported expenditure of some 6,000 chemical munitions, for the disappearance of 550 artillery shells filled with mustard agent, and for an inaccurate accounting of R-400 aerial [chemical weapon] bombs. Concerning VX [gas], UNSCOM has stated that the amount of VX Iraq produced has yet to be verified and that Iraq has yet to admit to its weaponization of VX into missiles… The UNSCOM… reports note that in the biological weapons area, priority issues begin with Iraq’s failure at a fundamental level to provide an accurate declaration of its [biological weapons] program; Iraq has submitted several declarations all found to be incomplete. Iraq has not accounted for materials and items that may have been used or acquired for such a program… Iraq retains the industrial capacity and knowledge base to develop [biological weapon] agents quickly.

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