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Iraq-West German Relations / Spy Case, Weaponry #125389

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 02, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) West Germany reported announcing August arrest of ministry official for spying on behalf of Iraq. Report introduced.

(No location given: Charles Glass) ABC News investigation into sale by German companies of weapons technology to Iraq and other Third World nations examined. [Wisconsin Project monitoring nuclear and chemical proliferation Gary MILHOLLIN - says Germany exports more chemical and ballistics weapons technology than anyone else.] Case of sales in 1970s and 1980s by firm of Alfred Hempel of heavy water, used in nuclear weapons process, to countries of Pakistan and India and government approval of Degussa's sale of beryllium to India detailed. Turkey said recently intercepting shipment of sodium cyanide, an ingredient in poison gas, sold by German firm Rotexchemie to middlemen bound for Iraq. [German economic ministry Lorenz SCHOMERUS - says weapons have not been exported.] German government's lack of response to warnings that Imhausen-Chemie GmbH was selling Libya a chemical plant in the desert recalled. Changes in Europe noted making it harder to prevent shipping of illegal weapons.

Glass, Charles;
Jennings, Peter

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