July 21, 2004

UPI: "Nuclear arms reportedly found in Iraq"

UPI has a story this morning that indicates that nuclear weapons may have been found in Iraq.

Iraqi security reportedly discovered three missiles carrying nuclear heads concealed in a concrete trench northwest of Baghdad, official sources said Wednesday.

The official daily al-Sabah quoted the sources as saying the missiles were discovered in trenches near the city of Tikrit, the hometown of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

"The three missiles were discovered by chance when the Iraqi security forces captured former Baath party official Khoder al-Douri who revealed during interrogation the location of the missiles saying they carried nuclear heads," the sources said.

They pointed out that the missiles were actually discovered in the trenches lying under six meters of concrete and designed in a way to unable sophisticated sensors from discovering nuclear radiation.

I got yer' stinkin' WMD right here!

UPDATE: The Iraqi Interior Ministry calls the earlier report of possible nukes found in Iraq "stupid."

Iraq's Interior Ministry dismissed as "stupid" a report in a local newspaper on Wednesday that said three nuclear missiles had been found near the town of Tikrit.

A senior U.S. military official told reporters he had no information on the report in the newspaper al-Sabah. He said officials were checking the report.

Asked by Reuters about the report, a spokesman at the Interior Ministry said: "It's stupid."

Stay tuned...

Posted by mhking at July 21, 2004 09:07 AM

Not only was the story "stupid", so are those who gave it bandwidth

Posted by: Morris at July 26, 2004 11:34 AM
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