RARE INTERVIEW WITH CAPTURED SCIENTIST RAISES ALARM OVER ISLAMIC STATE CHEMICAL WEAPONS PROGRAMME

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on 23rd January published an article about an interview with a scientist, a former key member of Islamic State’s chemical weapons programme and once an Iraqi government employee.  It suggests that, despite the group’s declining fortunes, the lethal know-how he helped develop could still exist on computer disks or in the minds of his former terrorist colleagues.  He says he didn’t join up with the Islamic State out of any sense of zeal for the group’s mission; he simply started showing up at his office once his direct deposit from the Iraqi government stopped appearing. Eventually, Islamic State administrators made it to his office and gave him a new assignment.

https://thebulletin.org/2019/01/rare-interview-with-captured-scientist-raises-alarm-over-islamic-state-chemical-weapons-program/

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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