Byline: Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Much public attention has been focused in recent weeks on Iran's continuing efforts to hide its covert nuclear weapons program.
The Bush administration recently highlighted another major weapons problem, accusing Tehran of building deadly biological and chemical arms.
The State Department's annual report "Adherence to and Compliance With Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments" said Iran has the capability of weaponizing deadly agents in missile warheads and aerial bombs.
"The Iranian [biological weapons] program has been embedded within Iran's extensive biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries so as to obscure its activities," stated the report, made public last month. "The Iranian military has used medical, education, and scientific research organizations for many aspects of BW-related agent procurement, research, and development. Iran has also …
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Publication information: Article title: Iran's Weapons. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: September 30, 2005. Page number: A06. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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