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October, 1987

GENERAL MILITARY INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORATE MEMOS ON IRAN'S CHEMICAL WEAPONS CAPABILITY AND ALLEGED USE

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    Contains memos issued by the General Military Intelligence Directorate (GMID), last dated 6 July 1988, regarding the following issues: The use of chemical weapons by the Iranian Army during the Iran-Iraq War, stating dates and places where they were used; the attempts of Iran to produce chemical weapons relying on the assistance of North Korea, Syria and West Germany; developing some Iranian insecticide factories to be able to produce chemical weapons; types of chemical weapons which are used or produced by Iran, such as mustard Gas, C factor, phosgene factor, white phosphorus, sarin gas. Page 27 contains correspondence by the Iraqi Military Attache Office in Cairo to the GMID, dated 14 September 1988, regarding information received from the Egyptian Intelligence about Iran's attempts to obtain chemical weapons from Spain through mediators and to provide Libya with chemical weapons in return for supplying Scud B missiles.
    "General Military Intelligence Directorate Memos on Iran's Chemical Weapons Capability and Alleged Use," October, 1987, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Conflict Records Research Center, National Defense University, SH-GMID-D-000-898 https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/110070
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