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[   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(5)   ]

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15 JANUARY 1991
[    b.2.    ]

SUBJECT:  IRAQ/BW CAPABILITY


1.  ON 6 JANUARY 1991, THE NEW YORK TIMES PUBLISHED  A REPORT
    TITLED ARMY REPORTED READY FOR IRAQI GERM WARFARE'.

2.  THE REPORT STATED THAT IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE IRAQI
    BIOLOGICAL WARFARE PROJECT, IRAQ APPARENTLY DEVELOPED
    THE TOXIN RICIN AS A BIOL0GICAL WARFARE AGENT,

3.  THE TOXIN RICIN IS PRODUCED FROM CASTOR BEANS AND IS
    C0NSIDERED TO BE A LETHAL BWA.

4.   [    b.2.    ]


             There is no evIdence to indicate that Iraq has 
developed or is developing toxin ricin.
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