June 10, 1996 in Nation/World

Biological Weapons Plant Being Torn Down

Compiled From Wire Services

Iraqi officials and U.N. experts have begun dismantling a major biological weapons factory near Baghdad, a move called for under international sanctions imposed after Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait.

Thanks in part to information provided after a high-level Iraqi official defected, a U.N. commission found there was “no use” for the Al-Hakam plant other than to make biological weapons, a U.N. official said Sunday.

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