1,907. 2/8/2001

In testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on February 8, 2001, CIA Director George Tenet failed to reference Iraq as a country willing to use weapons of mass destruction to support terrorism. “Mr. Tenet also warned that the threat from the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction remained high in flashpoints like the Korean peninsula and Iran. Iran continues to receive Russian missile technology and ‘has one of the largest and most capable ballistic missile programs in the Middle East,’ Mr. Tenet said. And despite recent political gains by reformist forces, he added, Tehran ‘has not reduced its willingness to use terrorism to pursue strategic foreign policy agendas.’ ”

 – James Risen, “C.I.A. Chief Sees Russia Trying to Revive Its Challenge to U.S.,” The New York Times, Feb. 8, 2001

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