Nukes reportedly found in Iraq

The Washington Times relays a report of nuclear weapons found hidden in Iraq:

Iraqi security reportedly discovered three missiles carrying nuclear heads concealed in a concrete trench northwest of Baghdad, official sources said Wednesday.
The official daily al-Sabah quoted the sources as saying the missiles were discovered in trenches near the city of Tikrit, the hometown of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

The report could not be authenticated by the interior ministry or the national security department, but the paper noted Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiar Zibari made a surprise request recently to Mohammed el-Baradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, to resume inspections for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

An unnamed Iraqi Interior Ministry spokesman says the report is “stupid.”
I’ll be tracking this via Google News.

UPDATE: A 1st Infantry Division spokesman says it’s not true.

2 comments

  1. Backcountry Conservative

    Report: Nukes Found in Iraq

    UPI: Iraqi security reportedly discovered three missiles carrying nuclear heads concealed in a concrete trench northwest of Baghdad, official sources said Wednesday. The official daily al-Sabah quoted the sources as saying the missiles were discovered …

  2. marty

    Sorry, boys— Already shown to be wrong.
    A U.S. military spokesman in Tikrit told United Press International that the report was untrue.
    “Nothing’s been found. The report is not factual,” said Master Sgt. Robert Cowens, a spokesman for the 1st Infantry Division, based in Tikrit.