Declassified State Dept. Analysis on Niger Uranium and Iraq

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 21, 2006

Press release: “Judicial Watch, the public interest group that fights government corruption, today released a declassified “Secret/NOFORN” State Department intelligence analysis cable, dated March 4, 2002, from the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Office of Analysis for Africa. The analysis, entitled, “Niger-Iraq: Sale of Niger Uranium to Iraq Unlikely,” (5 pages, PDF) was part of a larger analysis document for the week of February 25 – March 3, 2002, approximately ten months prior to President Bush’s 2003 State of the Union address, where he claimed Iraqi leadership attempted to obtain uranium from Niger, and one year before the war in Iraq was initiated.”

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