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squire
13th Feb 2004, 13:13
WASHINGTON - The CIA has gone public for information about the still elusive weapons of mass destruction in Iraq by posting a notice on its website offering rewards.

The notice, dated Tuesday, seeks "specific and verifiable information" on the location of stocks of "recently made" chemical or biological weapons, missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles or their components under the headline "Iraqi Rewards Programme".

US intelligence agencies have been criticised for prewar estimates that said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when none have been found post-war.

David Kay, who had led the US hunt for banned weapons in Iraq until stepping down last month, said he did not believe that large stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons existed when the United States invaded.

The unspecified rewards were also offered for the location of chemical or biological laboratories and factories; development, production and test sites; and places where such materials were "secretly disposed."

The notice on www.cia.gov says: "The presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq puts at risk the health and safety of all Iraqis. The US Government offers rewards to Iraqis who give specific and verifiable information that helps Iraqis rid their country of these dangerous materials and devices."

People can respond on electronic forms in English or Arabic. The CIA said they were secure and would protect the information and identity of the sender.

Rewards were also offered for former leaders of Saddam Hussein's Baathist regime, including $10 million for information leading to the capture of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Saddam's former lieutenant who is the highest-ranking official on the Pentagon's top 55 most-wanted list still not found.

The CIA asked for information about imminent attacks by "insurgents or terrorists" and about individuals or groups obtaining explosives and other weapons to use against coalition and Iraqi security forces, schools, businesses and civilians.

Information was also sought about any travel agencies, non-governmental organisations and front companies involved in providing documents and helping "terrorists" travel to Iraq.

- REUTERS

Pitiful isn't it:}

Evening Star
13th Feb 2004, 16:17
To parapharase: "We sold them the weapons, but then lost track of them".