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March 10, 1986

INFORMATION ON THE PLANNED DEPLOYMENT OF A DELEGATION FROM CHEMICAL SERVICES IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRAQ

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    A delegation of the East German National People's Army in Iraq is supposed to facilitate the transfer of the training site for chemical services to the Defense Ministry of the Republic of Iraq.
    "Information on the Planned Deployment of a Delegation from Chemical Services in the Republic of Iraq," March 10, 1986, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, BStU, ZA, HA I, 13558. Obtained and translated for CWIHP by Bernd Schaefer. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/114458
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Ministry for State Security

Main Department I

Department Ministry for National Defense

Strausberg, 10 March 1986

Main Department I

Head

Berlin

Information on the Planned Deployment of a Delegation from Chemical Services in the Republic of Iraq

Unofficially it was found out that a deployment of a delegation from the Chemical Services of the National People's Army in the Republic of Iraq is planned for the period between 12 March and 15 June 1986.

The delegation is supposed to facilitate the transfer of the training site for chemical services, which was built by the engineering-technical foreign trade of the GDR, and to train the Iraqi personnel for this site. Furthermore it is planned to ultimately hand over the training site for use by the contracting partner, the Defense Ministry of the Republic of Iraq.

To implement these tasks the following members of Chemical Services from the National People's Army will be deployed:

Major General

Nagler, Karl-Heinz

Deputy Chief of the Division Chemical Services in the

Ministry for National Defense

Deployment from 19 to 23 March 1986

Colonel

Hackbarth, Aribert

Division Chemical Services

Head of Delegation

Deployment from 17 March to 15 June 1986

Lieutenant Colonel

Kiessling, Werner

MB III/US II

Deployment from 17 March to 15 June 1986

Lieutenant Colonel

Jordan, Wilfried

OHS LaSK Löbau

Deployment from 17 March to 15 June 1986

Commander

Krumbiegel, Wolfgang

People's Navy Command

Deployment from 17 March to 15 June 1986

Major

Kuchenbuch, Roland

Interpreter

Deployment from 17 March to 15 June 1986

Civilian Employee

Raddatz, Dieter

Chemical Services Training Site Storkow

Deployment from 12 March to 9 April 1986

The designated contact partners in the Republic of Iraq are the trade attache and the military attache of the GDR Embassy in Baghdad.

There are no objections from a political-operative viewpoint [by the Ministry of State Security] against the planned deployment of those listed.

All listed members of the army and civilian employees are confirmed as traveling cadres for non-socialist foreign countries.

Head of Department

[Signed]

Grawunder

Colonel