According to an August 5, 2002 report by Democracy Now! correspondent Jeremy Scahill, “On March 24, 1984, the day of [Middle East Envoy Donald] Rumsfeld’s visit [to Iraq], UPI [United Press International] reported: ‘Mustard gas laced with a nerve agent has been used on Iranian soldiers in the 43-month Persian Gulf War between Iran and Iraq, a team of UN experts has concluded.”

 – Amy Goodman with David Goodman, The Exception to the Rulers, Page 29