Chemical and Biological Weapons in the Gulf: Lessons from Iraq

Chemical and Biological Weapons in the Gulf: Lessons from Iraq

  • 29 July 1996

The issue of weapons proliferation in the Middle East
has moved to the top of the international agenda in
recent years as a threat to regional stability and to the
ability of Western powers to intervene in the area.
Iraq and Iran are the main concerns, as only
these two countries have the capacity to use WMDs.
Surprisingly, Iraq did not use chemical, biological or
poisonous gases against the coalition forces in the
second Gulf War, despite having used some of these
weapons against its own internal opposition in north
and south Iraq.
The speaker reviewed the different dimensions of
chemical weapons in the Gulf and possible deterrence
methods.

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Monday 29 July 1996

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Monday 29 July 1996

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