Iraq approves revival of nuke program for peaceful purposes
Ankara, Turkey, Jan. 11
By Atilla Caner – Trend:
Iraqi President Fuad Masum has approved the revival of the country’s nuclear program for peaceful purposes, the presidential administration of Iraq said in a message Jan. 11.
The revival of the nuclear program is fully consistent with the principles of the International Atomic Energy Agency, according to the message.
It is also noted that it is planned to create a special commission to monitor the implementation of the nuclear program in Iraq.
“The revival of the nuclear program is a very important step,” the message said.
The Iraqi nuclear program was suspended in 2003 after the invasion of the US-led coalition forces to Iraq to overthrow Saddam Hussein, the country’s fifth president.
After the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, the US authorities declared that no nuclear bombs were found in Iraq, and the information that the Iraqi authorities intend to build nuclear weapons was a mistake of intelligence services of the US and the UK.