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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-10-05 11:36 AM
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12. They're bringing Obeidi out again? Why didn't he bring this up before?
Edited on Wed Aug-10-05 11:38 AM by Zorra
U.S. nearly ignored Iraqi nuclear scientist, intermediary says

Saturday, June 28, 2003

(CNN) -- The high-ranking Iraqi nuclear scientist who led U.S. officials to hidden centrifuge blueprints and components told CNN he was detained by the Army despite the fact that he was already cooperating with the CIA, and the intermediary who facilitated his contact with the U.S. government said he was initially ignored.
Once released, Obeidi resumed his meetings with CIA personnel, whom he said he believed had agreed to move him and his family out of the country for protection in return for handing over the documents and designs. But he said he then began to think that the CIA was going back on its word.

"First they have promised that they will make all the attempts to safeguard me ... and then what happened they told me that they have looked and they have investigated this matter, and they have discovered that there is more that I can offer, and they are ready to take the news to the media," he recalled.

Albright advised Obeidi at that point to go public with his story.
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