VIENNA – Iraq never revived its secret nuclear weapons programme after it was dismantled by U.N. inspectors in the 1990s, a senior Iraqi scientist at Iraq’s new Ministry of Science and Technology said on Tuesday.

Before launching the March 20 war to topple Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, the United States and Britain said Saddam was trying to develop an atomic bomb and other weapons of mass destruction.

In four months of inspections before the war, U.N. weapons inspectors never found any evidence of this. Since major military actions ended in Iraq, U.S. and British military have also found no evidence to support this allegation…


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