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Iraq / Hussein / Nuclear Weapons / Commerce Department #585321

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 04, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Enfield, Connecticut: Fred Francis) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's use of US technology to build a nuclear bomb featured; details given and scenes shown of centrifuges and electron beam welder. [Nuclear weapons expert Gary MILHOLLIN - comments on importance of electron beam welder to Iraq.] Hussein's purchase of electron beam welder and other equipment from Connecticut subsidiary of German Leybold company reported; contents of Commerce Department documents on this purchase described and quoted. [Former Pentagon official Steve BRYAN - comments on Commerce Department documents.] Scenes shown of United Nations inspector David Kay and others in Iraq last summer. [KAY - cites importance of electron beam welder.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Company spokesman for Leybold Heraeus reported confirming the sales to Iraq.

Brokaw, Tom;
Francis, Fred

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