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[      (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)    ]

Subject: Hussein
[      (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)    ]

2. [      (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)    ] SADDAM HUSSEIN INVITED ALL 
IRAQI
BORN SCIENTISTS AND TECHNICIANS WORLDWIDE TO RETURN TO BAGHDAD FOR 
A
SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE IN 1988. [    b.2.    ]THIS HAS BEEN
CONFIRMED IN OPEN PRESS REPORTING. 237 IRAQI BORN, WESTERN
EDUCATED SCIENTISTS, PHYSICISTS, AND TECHNICIANS ATTENDED THE ALL
EXPENSE PAID CONFERENCE. [      (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)    ]

 ACCORDING TO
SEVERAL OF THE SCIENTISTS WHO ATTENDED THE CONFERENCE [      
(b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)    ] HUSSEIN'S GOAL AT THE CONFERENCE
WAS TO DEVELOP AN ACCELERATED NUCLEAR WEAPON PRODUCTION PROGRAM.
THE CONFERENCE TOOK PLACE TOWARDS THE END OF THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR
ANDMANY ATTENDEES WERE ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE PROSPECTS OF IRAQ
JOINING THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS CLUB AND BECOMING MORE ASSERTIVE IN 
THE
GULF REGION.
3.  SPECIFIC GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE CONFERENCE WERE NOT
ANNOUNCED APRIORI TO THE ATTENDEES AS A SECURITY PRECAUTION. THE
CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS WERE EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS IN THEIR REMARKS, 
AND
DID NOT DIVULGE INFORMATION THAT WOULD COMPROMISE THE NATURE OF 
THE
PROJECT DURING THE INITIAL STAGES OF THE MEETING. THEY WERE ALSO
ATTEMPTING TO GAUGE AND MEASURE THE REACTION OF THE ATTENDEES TO 
THE
PURPOSE OF THE CONFERENCE. THOSE INDIVIDUALS THAT SHOWED NO
INTEREST IN THE PROGRAM WERE ALLOWED TO LEAVE UNHINDERED.
NEVERTHELESS, [      (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)    ] MOST ATTENDEES WERE 
ABLE TO DEDUCE BY INFERENCE THE
DIRECTION AND MOTIVE BEHIND THE CONFERENCE DUE TO THE GENERAL 
NATURE
OF DISCUSSIONS AND THEIR EXPERTISE IN THE AREA. WORKING GROUPS 
WERE
ORGANIZED FOR THOSE PLEDGING TO REMAIN AND WORK ON THE PROJECT.
4. [      (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)    ] IRAQ HAS MANUFACTURED SIX 
NUCLEAR BOMBS
WHICH ARE DISPERSED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AND WILL ONLY BE USED 
AS
A LAST RESORT BY HUSSEIN IN THE FACE OF CERTAIN DEATH OR DEFEAT.
[      (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)    ]
 THE WEAPONS WERE
DESCRIBED AS "POOR BOMBS," THAT ARE SIMILAR IN YIELD TO THOSE
DROPPED ON HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI, AND WILL BE DELIVERED BY SOVIET
BUILT TUPOLEV AIRCRAFT (NFI). PART OF HUSSEIN'S OVERALL STRATEGY 
IS
[      (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)    ] SETTLEMENT. [      (b)(1) sec 
1.3(a)(4)    ]


 HUSSEIN BELIEVES THAT THE U.S. WILL NOT STOP FIGHTING
UNTIL HIS FORCES ARE DESTROYED IF HE USES NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
COMMENTS: (U) ABOVE INFORMATION IS RECOGNIZED AS BEING SKETCHY AND
EXACT NATURE OF  ACCESS TO THE INFO IS [      (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4) 
   ]






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