LONDON -- Iraqi agents were trained by the former East German secret police to use chemical and biological weapons against civilian targets and are now positioned to launch a terror campaign in the West, according to a usually reliable television documentary shown in Britain last night.
The documentary, compiled after a six-month investigation into Iraq's chemical weapons capabilities, suggested that targets could include water supplies or crowded public areas such as metro stations and airports.
A former agent of the East German secret police, the Stasis, said
the Iraqis were trained "in the use of chemical and biological weapons and also the effects were explained in detail."
He told the makers of the Channel 4 program, "Dispatches": "In particular, they studied plans for terrorist attacks where people congregate, such as airports, railway stations and large public gatherings."