Today's date:
Summer 1998

How Iraq Hid Its Nuclear Weapons Program

Khidhir Hamza was a top scientist at Iraq's Atomic Energy Agency. Recently, he defected to the United States. Presently, he is a senior fellow at the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) in Washington, D.C.

- In the early 1970s, Saddam Hussein, then Iraq's vice president and vice chairman of the ruling Revolutionary Council, order the development of a clandestine nuclear weapons program. I was one of those who initiated the program.

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