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Subject: IRAQI CHEMICAL WARFARE CAPABILITIES  
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence 
 
TO FACILITATE ELECTRONIC ACCESS, THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN 
REFORMATTED TO ELIMINATE INFORMATION THAT DOES NOT PERTAIN 
TO GULF WAR ILLNESS ISSUES OR THAT IS CLASSIFIED. A COPY OF 
THIS REDACTED DOCUMENT, IN ORIGINAL FORMAT, IS AVAILABLE ON 
REQUEST. 
 
90 1925408    MSR                  PAGE 001 
                                                           
NOV 90       CIA 349340 
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081619Z         CIA 349340. 
 
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 
 
NOT FINALLY EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE. 
 
NOVEMBER 1990 
 
COUNTRY: IRAQ 
 
SUBJ: IRAQI CHEMICAL WARFARE CAPABILITIES 
 
SUMMARY:. THIS REPORT FORWARDS LIMITED INFORMATION ON IRAQI 
CHEMICAL WARFARE CAPABILITIES 
 
TEXT: 1. THE IRAQI ARMY HAD THE CAPABILITY OF EMPLOYING 
CHEMICAL WEAPONS BY HELICOPTERS, ARTILLERY AND MORTARS. 
 
2. A NUMBER OF UNIDENTIFIED CHEMICALS WERE PRODUCED FOR 
MILITARY USE.-THE PLANT WAS LOCATED 
 
                   RESPONSIBILITY FOR WEAPONS PRODUCTION 
UNDER THE EXECUTIVE 
                MANAGEMENT THE IRAQI ARMY 
 3. IN A PUBLIC STATEMENT IN 1989, 
                SADDAM HUSAYN CLAIMED THAT-HE HAD THE 
CAPABILITY TO DESTROY ISRAEL BY USING HIS NEW BINARY 
CHEMICAL WARHEADS. 
4. DURING CHEMICAL DEFENSE TRAINING, SOLDIERS WERE TOLD THAT 
THE IRAQI ARMY HAD TEAR AGENTS, BLOOD AGENTS, NERVE AGENTS, 
AND BLISTER AGENTS.  SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS OR 
CAPABILITIES OF THE VARIOUS 
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AGENTS WERE NEVER DISCUSSED. DECONTAMINATION PROCEDURES 
USING PERSONAL DECONTAMINATION KITS WERE COVERED. EACH IRAQ,  
SOLDIER CARRIED A PACKET TO REMOVE LIQUID BLISTER AGENTS 
(DISPERSED IN DROPLET FORM) AND ONE ATROPINE INJECTION IN 
ADDITION TO HIS SOVIET MADE PROTECTIVE MASK. 


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