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BEIJING, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) The Associated Press reports, former chairman of the British Joint Intelligence Committee John. Scarlett 8, admitted before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the British believed Iraq as “not found” has destroyed its chemical and biological weapons. The British side that Iraq has these weapons once again re-attempt.
Scarlett go to the British Military Intelligence in the office before, was from 2001 to 2004 served as the British Joint Intelligence Committee. On Tuesday, he informed the Commission that the Iraq war, the British abolished the long Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction intelligence.
reports that the March 7, 2003, Scarlett said in an intelligence which “Iraq is not capable of launching missiles into Israel, but also no one can carry bacteria or biological weapons. For fear of was found, (Iraq) leader (Saddam) Hussein has ordered the abolition of missile-related, but the Iraqi side that they can quickly re these weapons. ” After a few days to a report, British intelligence agencies have received chemical weapons Iraq “has been abolished, difficult digestion and re-assembly” message. However, these reports came out in a few days, Britain joined the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Scarlett said on the news, in March 2003 on the “Iraq has chemical and biological weapons abolition,” the assessment and Saddam Hussein. Hussein obtain weapons or weapons of decomposition of these findings are not mutually inconsistent. Scarlett argued that his report did not specify those weapons in Iraq does not exist, just that these weapons may be difficult to find.
When asked whether these reports represent “disruptive moments” when Scarlett says, “they are not.”
and on the 8th day, the British had in Iraq serving in the British Conservative MP Adam. Holloway also in his report that the British government called “Britain in Iraq have launched within 45 minutes of chemical weapons capability,” the important secondary sources of information was actually an Iraqi taxi driver, and that taxi drivers After the passengers overheard chat, come an error message. British Military Intelligence has indicated that the information is invalid, but for various reasons, the then British Prime Minister Tony Blair in Iraq weapons threat intelligence files, it will be “45 Minutes” this fallacy as the threat of Iraqi weapons outside the core content of the file released, and subsequently joined the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Iraq war started seven years ago, the British anti-war sentiment has not stopped, has triggered massive protests and demonstrations. According to statistics, so far, there are 179 British soldiers killed in Iraq. Iraq war group is expected late next year the Commission will make a comprehensive assessment of the war report. However, the investigation of the Iraq war just to “accept the lesson”, rather than punish any persons associated with the Iraq war.