148. 11/1/1983

"A State Department memo [dated November 1, 1983] confirmed Iraqi chemical weapon producers were buying materials 'from Western firms, including possibly a U.S. foreign subsidiary,' and added that 'it is important that we approach Iraq very soon in order to maintain credibility of U.S. policy on CW (chemical weapons) as well as to reduce or halt what appears to be Iraq's almost daily use of CW.' "

 – House of Bush, House of Saud, Craig Unger, 11/1/1983

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