INTERAGENCY INTELLIGENCE MEMORANDUM, US DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE, NI-IIM 79-100213, 'IRAQ’S NUCLEAR INTERESTS, PROGRAMS, AND OPTIONS'
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get citationThis report found “no hard evidence” that Iraq was intent on a nuclear weapons capability. Nevertheless, considering the scope of Iraq’s “ambitious” nuclear program, intelligence analysts concluded that the Baath regime was covertly seeking a weapons capability to support its pursuit of regional hegemony and to match the perceived Israeli nuclear threat."Interagency Intelligence Memorandum, US Director of Central Intelligence, NI-IIM 79-100213, 'Iraq’s Nuclear Interests, Programs, and Options'," October, 1979, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, CIA Freedom of Information Act Release. Obtained and contributed by William Burr for NPIHP Research Update No. 25. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/119215