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The Corporations That Supplied Iraq's Weapons Program (english)
20 Dec 2002
Even before Iraq released its weapons-program dossier on 7 December 2002, it was said that the report would name the corporations that supplied Iraq with the equipment and other material it needed to develop biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons. Soon after the report was released, those suspicions were confirmed.
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Terror: The Corporations That Supplied Iraq's Weapons Program - Die Tageszeitung
Posted by: valis on Dec 20, 2002 - 11:35 AM

Even before Iraq released its weapons-program dossier on 7 December 2002, it was said that the report would name the corporations that supplied Iraq with the equipment and other material it needed to develop biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons. Soon after the report was released, those suspicions were confirmed. Sources who had seen the report said that it identified suppliers from the US, UK, Germany, France, China, and elsewhere.

Now, that part of the report has been leaked. The leftist German daily newspaper Die Tageszeitung received portions of the original, uncensored 12,000-page dossier. (The names of the corporations have been blacked out of the version of the report given to the ten non-permanent members of the Security Council.) The paper has printed the list, presented below.


[read more about the leak at the Independent (London) Financial Times, the Guardian (London), and the Associated Press (the only US news outlet to touch the story, albeit in an unrevealing article)]

~~Note: The 80 German companies named in the dossier were not included in this list. For more on the German/Iraqi connection, see:

http://www.google.com/search?q=Germany%2CIraq%2C%22Oklahoma+City%22%2CSt

Key

A = nuclear weapon program
B = biological weapon program
C = chemical weapon program
R = rocket program
K = conventional weapons, military logistics, supplies at the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, and building of military plants



USA

1. Honeywell (R, K)

2. Spectra Physics (K)

3. Semetex (R)

4. TI Coating (A, K)

5. Unisys (A, K)

6. Sperry Corp. (R, K)

7. Tektronix (R, A)

8. Rockwell (K)

9. Leybold Vacuum Systems (A)

10. Finnigan-MAT-US (A)

11. Hewlett-Packard (A, R, K)

12. Dupont (A)

13. Eastman Kodak (R)

14. American Type Culture Collection (B)

15. Alcolac International (C)

16. Consarc (A)

17. Carl Zeiss - U.S (K)

18. Cerberus (LTD) (A)

19. Electronic Associates (R)

20. International Computer Systems (A, R, K)

21. Bechtel (K)

22. EZ Logic Data Systems, Inc. (R)

23. Canberra Industries Inc. (A)

24. Axel Electronics Inc. (A)

"In addition to these 24 companies home-based in the USA are 50 subsidiaries of foreign enterprises which conducted their arms business with Iraq from within the US. Also designated as suppliers for Iraq's arms programs (A, B, C & R) are the US Ministries of Defense, Energy, Trade and Agriculture as well as the Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories."



China

1. China Wanbao Engineering Company (A, C, K)

2. Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd (K)

3. China State Missile Company (R)



France

1. Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (A)

2. Sciaky (A)

3. Thomson CSF (A, K)

4. Aerospatiale and Matra Espace (R)

5. Cerbag (A)

6. Protec SA (C)

7. Thales Group (A)

8. Societé Général pour les Techniques Nouvelles (A)



Great Britain

1. Euromac Ltd-Uk (A)

2. C. Plath-Nuclear (A)

3. Endshire Export Marketing (A)

4. International Computer Systems (A, R, K)

5. MEED International (A, C)

6. Walter Somers Ltd. (R)

7. International Computer Limited (A, K)

8. Matrix Churchill Corp. (A)

9. Ali Ashour Daghir (A)

10. International Military Services (R) (part of the UK Ministry of Defence)

11. Sheffield Forgemasters (R)

12. Technology Development Group (R)

13. International Signal and Control (R)

14. Terex Corporation (R)

15. Inwako (A)

16. TMG Engineering (K)

17. XYY Options, Inc (A)



USSR/Russia

1. Soviet State Missile Co. (R)

2. Niikhism (R)

3. Mars Rotor (R)

4. Livinvest (R)

5. Russia Aviatin Trading House (K)

6. Amsar Trading (K)



Japan

1. Fanuc (A)

2. Hammamatsu Photonics KK (A)

3. NEC (A)

4. Osaka (A)

5. Waida (A)



The Netherlands

1.Melchemie B.V. (C)

2. KBS Holland B.V. (C)

3. Delft Instruments N.V. (K)



Belgium

1. Boehler Edelstahl (A)

2. NU Kraft Mercantile Corporation (C)

3. OIP Instrubel (K)

4. Phillips Petroleum (C)

5. Poudries Réunies Belge SA (R)

6. Sebatra (A)

7. Space Research Corp. (R)



Spain

1. Donabat (R)

2. Treblam (C)

3. Zayer (A)



Sweden

1. ABB (A)

2. Saab-Scania (R)


Source: Die Tageszeitung, No. 6934, 19 Dec 2002, page 3. See the original in German.

See also:
http://www.memes.org
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