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PowerPoint Presentation Accompanying the Secretary's Speech at the UN [Description]


Washington, DC
February 5, 2003

Presentation consists of a total of 8 slides showing evidence against Iraq.

Slide 1 -- Iraq: Failing to Disarm, Secretary Powell's Presentation to the UNSC, February 5, 2003

Slide 2 -- Iraq Is Hiding Evidence: Conversation between two Iraqi military officers, November 26, 2002.  

Col.: We have this modified vehicle...

Gen. I'm worried you all ahve something left.

Col. We evacuated everything. We don't have anything left.

Aerial photo entitled "Pre-Inspection Material Removal" shows numerous trucks at Amiraiyah Serum and Vaccine Institute and notes "increased vehicle activity."

Slide 3 -- Iraq Is Muzzling Its Scientists: Individuals with access report documents are being hidden in private homes and cars. Saddam has arrested scientists, forced scientists to sign documents acknowledging that divulging information is punishable by death, and has even issued a false death certificate for one scientist.

Slide 4 -- Iraq is Hiding Dangerous Weapons: After inspectors revealed his earlier biological program, Saddam built biological weapons factories on wheels. Following are instructions relayed to an officer in the field in January 2003.

A: Capt. Ibrahim?

B: I am with you, sir.

A: Remove ... the expression nerve agents whenever it comes up in the wireless instructions.

B: Consider it done, sire.

Slide 5 -- Iraq Still Seeks Nuclear Weapons: Iraq ordered aluminum tubes from 11 countries with specifications much higher than needed for rockets. Through a complex network of front companies, Iraq has been ordering magnets, balancing machines, and other equipment, along with the tubes, used to enrich uranium.

Slide 6 -- Iraq Is Harboring Terrorists, Including Al Qaida: A senior Al Qaida associate and collaborator, Al Zarqawi, established a network of poison cells centered on [sic] Iraq.  Chart on slide shows links between various cells in countries including the UK, Spain, France, and a possible cell Italy with links to Al-Zarqawi.  Individuals named are Abu Taisir, Abu Atiya, Abu Hafs, Abu Ashraf, Merouane Benahmed, and Menad Benchellali.

Slide 7 -- Iraq Has Refusesd To Disarm Peacefully: Iraq's actions to hide and cover up evidence constitute a deliberate campaign to prevent any meaningful inspection work; We believe Iraq is in material breach of UN Security Council Resolution 1441; Iraq's weapons of mass destruction are a real and present danger to the people of Iraq, its neighbors, and the world; and terrorist groups could use these horrible weapons anywhere in the world.

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