518. 3/15/1992

Following the collapse of the Iraqi nuclear weapon program in the summer of 1991, “In March 1992, [Saddam’s son-in-law] Hussein Kamel convinced Saddam to let him keep the nuclear scientists together within his organization, the Military Industrialization Commission. There, [engineer] Saad [Tawfiq] and the rest of the team found themselves working on Hussein Kamel’s pet industrial projects, all the while knowing that they were biding their time until the UN inspections and sanctions were lifted so they could resume their nuclear work.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – James Risen, State of War, Page 101

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