Iraq's Silent Allies In Its Quest For The Bomb

On a rainy afternoon in November, 1989, a group of engineers and scientists from Interatom, a nuclear technology unit of Siemens, met with a handful of Iraqi officials in a small conference room at Frankfurt airport. On the agenda: discussions of a pipe mill that Interatom was building in Iraq. The pipes could be used for handling uranium gases, but they had other possible uses. So the Germans felt comfortable in proceeding.

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