Weapons inspector says some WMD in Syria

Jan. 24, 2004 at 9:37 PM
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LONDON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- David Kay, who does not want to return to Iraq in the search for weapons of mass destruction, says some of them found their way to Syria, it was reported.

Kay, in an exclusive interview with The Sunday Telegraph in London, said he has uncovered evidence that unspecified materials had been moved to Syria.

The transport, he said, took place shortly before last year's ouster of Saddam by a coalition force.

Kay said, "We are not talking about a large stockpile of weapons" but that interrogations of former Iraqi officials revealed that "a lot of material went to Syria before the war, including some components of Saddam's WMD program."

He said the question of what went to Syria and what happened to it" is a major issue that needs to be resolved."

A Syrian official told The Sunday Telegraph the allegations were raised many times in the past "by Israeli officials, which," he said, "proves that they are false."

Kay resigned last week as the leader of the Iraq Survey Group that has been searching for weapons of mass destruction.

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