iran sues US for giving iraq bioweapons

Rishab Aiyer Ghosh
Mon, 03 Mar 2003 13:09:12 +0100

story at bottom. it's mainly about the US sinking iranian oil platforms, 

also, even more ironic:

Washington, D.C., 25 February 2003 - The National Security Archive at 
George Washington University today published on the Web a series of 
declassified U.S. documents detailing the U.S. embrace of Saddam Hussein in 
the early 1980's, including the renewal of diplomatic relations that had 
been suspended since 1967. The documents show that during this period of 
renewed U.S. support for Saddam, he had invaded his neighbor (Iran), had 
long-range nuclear aspirations that would "probably" include "an eventual 
nuclear weapon capability," harbored known terrorists in Baghdad, abused 
the human rights of his citizens, and possessed and used chemical weapons 
on Iranians and his own people. The U.S. response was to renew ties, to 
provide intelligence and aid to ensure Iraq would not be defeated by Iran, 
and to send a high-level presidential envoy named Donald Rumsfeld to shake 
hands with Saddam (20 December 1983).

and, in the context of regime change: "The United States finds the present 
[in 1984] Iranian regime's intransigent refusal to deviate from its avowed 
objective of eliminating the legitimate government of neighboring Iraq to 
be inconsistent with the accepted norms of behavior among nations and the 
moral and religious basis which it claims."

since then, of course, saddam hussein has become the illegitimate 
government of iraq? why, he _still_ gets 100% of the vote!


    Here's a story that hasn't gotten covered in the U.S. press: As the
    USA prepares for a war against Iraq, it is being sued by Iran for
    its previous close relationship to Saddam Hussein. At the UN's
    International Court of Justice (ICJ), Teheran is accusing the
    United States of delivering dangerous chemicals and deadly viruses
    to Baghdad during the 1980s. Reports on the case have appeared in
    England, Pakistan and Malaysia. In the United States, Associated
    Press writer Anthony Deutsch filed a report on the case, but it
    does not seem to have been picked up by any U.S. newspapers.
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