Friday, May 16, 2003

Iran Denies It Has Biological Weapons
"TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran, already facing U.S. accusations that it is developing nuclear weapons, strongly denied on Friday allegations by an exile opposition group that it had biological weapons.
A senior government official said the charge made by the National Council of Resistance of Iran that Tehran had biological weapons armed with anthrax, smallpox and typhoid was false.
"I strongly deny that we have biological weapons because we do not need any banned weapons," the official, who asked not to be named, told Reuters...."

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