2001, 2002 Iraqi Memos: SECRET NUCLEAR PROJECT (Translation)
The interesting thing about this translation is something I didn't know. Specifically that Saddam had plans to resurrect, as it were, the remnants of the Osiris reactor back into a working reactor.
The Osiris reactor (and the spelling of this varies) was bombed by the Israelis in the early 80's. According to a comment on this FreeRepublic thread, the Osiris reactor was not damaged all that much by the Israeli bombing and further, there was un-enriched uranium held deep under the reactor that was not damaged by the bombing.
Further, as Shahda points out in his synopsis, the Iraqis involved in this resurrection were warned that such activities were banned by the U.N. sanctions. But the Iraqis continued anyway. Not that we are surprised.
Harmony Document PDF file for Translation 1620262
This document CMPC-2004-000167 talks about a project that started in early 2001 by the Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC) to use components from the previously destroyed TAMUZ (also known as OZIRAQ) Nuclear Reactor to build a Nuclear Simulator Reactor. The TAMUZ Nuclear Reactor was destroyed by an Israeli air attack in 1981. In September 2002, after almost a year and a half since the start of this Nuclear Project and when it became very clear to the Iraqi Regime that the UN inspectors were coming back to Iraq, a decision was made to stop this Nuclear Activity project. What is interesting in this document that the IAEC was warned by the Monitoring Directory within the IAEC that this Nuclear Project is prohibited by the UN resolutions however the IAEC went on with it until September 2002 only when the UN inspectors were on the verge of coming back to Iraq.
This document is yet another irrefutable proof that Saddam had never stopped his WMD activities and programs including Nuclear Program activities.
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