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Iraq / Germ Warfare #574325

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 11, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Fred Francis) Iraq reported now possessing capability of producing weapons from biological agents; details given of new threat of war resulting from these deadly viruses; scenes shown of President Saddam Hussein in Baghdad, Iraq. [Mideast specialist Seth CARUS - comments on situation.] Israel noted working on antidotes to these germs; scenes shown. [Rutgers University Leonard COLE - says there is no defense against germ warfare.] CDC (Centers for Disease Control) reported sending shipments of West Nile Fever to Iraq in 1985; details given of this mistake and shipments to other countries. [Senator John McCAIN - expresses his shock that CDC (Centers for Disease Control) would send these viruses to other nations.] US intelligence noted determining how Iraq would deploy these weapons. (Studio: Tom Brokaw) Iraqi official in Washington, DC, noted denying that his country is producing biological weapons.

Brokaw, Tom;
Francis, Fred

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