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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-05 05:07 PM
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14. Russia didn't think there were WMD
Putin demands proof over Iraqi weapons

Vladimir Putin yesterday rejected Anglo-American claims that Saddam Hussein already possesses weapons of mass destruction and told Tony Blair that the best way to resolve the conflict of evidence is not war, but the return of UN inspectors to Iraq.

With a tense Mr Blair alongside him at his dacha near Moscow, the Russian president took the unusual step of citing this week's sceptical CIA report on the Iraqi military threat to assert: "Fears are one thing, hard facts are another".
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"Russia does not have in its possession any trustworthy data that supports the existence of nuclear weapons or any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and we have not received any such information from our partners as yet. This fact has also been supported by the information sent by the CIA to the US Congress."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/ukresponse/story/0,11017,8106...
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