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Iran Iraq war and WMD

The "official" US stand on the Iran Iraq was explained by state official in 1983 "We don't give a damn as long as the Iran-Iraq carnage does not affect our allies in the region or alter the balance of power." (1 ).

But the reality is that the United States felt it was important to thwart Iran so it could not overrun Iraq. Soon it was learned that the US assisted Iraq by giving them satellite photography of the Iranian forces (2 ).

Another factor of this war.

Doctors in Austria confirmed charges that Iraq used poison-gas against the Iranians. They reported seeing the same type of injuries that were suffered from gas attack victims in World War I (3 ).

Another form of aid, can be continued "silence " and support.

Retired Iraqi Brigadier-General Zekki Daoud Jabber said the Reagan administration never seriously tried to stop the Iraqi regime from using chemical weapon. He said "Everything we did was checked with America," and continued "They knew our policy was to use chemical weapons on the Iranian army when they entered our territory. We told them that and they continued to help us." (4 ).

Iraqi, chemical weapons, America, Iraq, Kuwait, oil for food, UN sanctions, UN resolutions 706, Saddam Hussein, Resolution 986, UN