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April 3, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr. and DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declared Monday that his military machine has nerve gas and the means to deliver it, threatening to destroy "half of Israel" if it attacks Iraqi targets.
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May 17, 1993 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Justice Department has decided to proceed with its investigation of a Los Angeles-based defense contractor and a Chilean arms manufacturer despite potentially embarrassing intelligence information about U.S. policy toward Iraq. According to lawyers involved in the case, a decision is expected in the next two weeks on whether criminal charges will be filed against a division of Teledyne Inc., the Los Angeles defense firm, and Carlos Cardoen, a major Chilean arms manufacturer.
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June 22, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is it a gun? Is it a missile launcher? Is it oil refinery piping? The case of the mysterious "Iraqi supergun" continues to intrigue arms experts and officials in several countries. It involves the reputed assembly from components from various nations of the world's longest-range cannon, constituting a possible nuclear or chemical threat to Israel and involving tips from intelligence agencies and the murder in Brussels of a leading artillery specialist.
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April 23, 1993 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What seemed to be the suicide of a British journalist visiting Chile three years ago has turned into a murder mystery with suspected links to international arms traffickers and Iraqi secret agents. Jonathan Moyle, 28, was found hanged in the closet of a downtown Santiago hotel room on March 31, 1990. Moyle, editor of a British publication called Helicopter Defense World, was here to attend an aviation exposition sponsored by the Chilean air force.
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January 30, 1991 | TYLER MARSHALL and JANNY SCOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In an attempt to revive Germany's battered image, Chancellor Helmut Kohl's government moved onto the political offensive Tuesday, pledging an additional $5.5 billion to support the U.S.-led Gulf War effort and unveiling a plan to tighten export controls to help halt the flow of military-related goods. He also ordered German army antiaircraft missile systems to Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organization ally, to help deter a possible Iraqi attack against the alliance's southernmost country.
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June 3, 1987
A retired Costa Mesa defense subcontractor became the second of three defendants to plead guilty to participating in a scheme to export models and components for the cluster bomb weapon to Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Anthony George Cenci, 62, is a former subcontractor for Aerojet Ordnance Co. of Downey, which has the Air Force contract for the Combined Effects Munitions weapon.
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February 20, 1987 | JOHN KENDALL, Times Staff Writer
Models of components for the latest U.S. cluster bomb were intercepted on their way to Saudi Arabia in packages shipped by three Los Angeles-area men accused of stealing restricted weapons plans, a government prosecutor disclosed Thursday. Assistant U.S. Atty. Jeffrey Modisett said federal agents discovered models of a fuse, two inert bomblets and a bomblet cutaway in shipping cartons in New York City and the island nation of Bahrain. The two packages were addressed to the BSDE A & E Trading Co.
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February 27, 1987 | JOHN KENDALL, Times Staff Writer
An Iraq Embassy official in Washington asked for samples and models of this nation's newest cluster bomb weapons system that three Los Angeles-area men are accused of offering to sell and develop for Iraq and Saudi Arabia, a federal grand jury indictment disclosed Thursday. The indictment said Commercial Counselor Yousef Abdul Rahman wrote one of the defendants, Richard H.
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January 30, 1991 | KAREN TUMULTY and RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Law enforcement and intelligence agencies have detected more than 700 cases in which firms and individuals worldwide have attempted to sell munitions and other goods to Iraq, including at least 20 cases since August in the United States, government sources have told The Times. The efforts to circumvent the 5-month-old international embargo are believed to be continuing even in the midst of war--hostilities that pose greater dangers to smugglers, but also potentially higher profits.
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April 2, 1990 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iraqi officials denied Sunday that the electronic devices seized in a U.S.-British sting operation last week were to be used in nuclear weapons, saying they were instead purchased for unspecified industrial uses. "Iraq has neither the capability nor the wish to produce nuclear weapons," Nizar Hamdoon, Iraq's deputy foreign minister, said Sunday. He suggested that Iraq sought the U.S.
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October 22, 1991 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Millionaire arms dealer Sarkis Soghanalian was found guilty Friday of violating federal weapons smuggling and conspiracy statutes in connection with a failed attempt to sell 103 helicopters and two rocket launchers to Iraq in 1983. After two days of deliberation, a 12-member jury decided that Soghanalian conspired with two former executives of the Los Angeles-based Hughes Helicopter Corp. to skirt a U.S. export ban on arms sales to Iraq, and then lied about it.
NEWS
January 30, 1991 | TYLER MARSHALL and JANNY SCOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In an attempt to revive Germany's battered image, Chancellor Helmut Kohl's government moved onto the political offensive Tuesday, pledging an additional $5.5 billion to support the U.S.-led Gulf War effort and unveiling a plan to tighten export controls to help halt the flow of military-related goods. He also ordered German army antiaircraft missile systems to Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organization ally, to help deter a possible Iraqi attack against the alliance's southernmost country.
NEWS
January 30, 1991 | KAREN TUMULTY and RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Law enforcement and intelligence agencies have detected more than 700 cases in which firms and individuals worldwide have attempted to sell munitions and other goods to Iraq, including at least 20 cases since August in the United States, government sources have told The Times. The efforts to circumvent the 5-month-old international embargo are believed to be continuing even in the midst of war--hostilities that pose greater dangers to smugglers, but also potentially higher profits.
NEWS
June 22, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is it a gun? Is it a missile launcher? Is it oil refinery piping? The case of the mysterious "Iraqi supergun" continues to intrigue arms experts and officials in several countries. It involves the reputed assembly from components from various nations of the world's longest-range cannon, constituting a possible nuclear or chemical threat to Israel and involving tips from intelligence agencies and the murder in Brussels of a leading artillery specialist.
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April 21, 1990 | From Associated Press
Greek customs officials have seized a huge cylinder that Iraq ordered from Britain for an artillery system, the government said Friday. The announcement came seven days after Britain seized a shipment of steel tubes that it said Iraq had ordered to make an enormous gun for firing missiles. Customs officials in Greece's western port of Patras on Thursday seized a British truck that "was conveying to Iraq a part of an artillery system weighing 29.5 tons," the Finance Ministry said in a statement.
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April 12, 1990 | From Reuters
British customs officers said Wednesday that they found a huge gun barrel, capable of firing nuclear and chemical shells, waiting to be loaded onto an Iraqi-chartered ship. The discovery of the gun came two weeks after 40 nuclear trigger devices bound for Iraq were seized at London's Heathrow Airport. But a customs spokesman said there was no connection between the two investigations. The gun barrel, reported by Britain's Press Assn.
NEWS
July 12, 1988
An aerospace scientist pleaded not guilty in federal court in Sacramento to charges that he smuggled missile components to Egypt that authorities believe were to be used to build an advanced weapons system for use by Iraq against Iran. Abdelkader Helmy, 39, a U.S. citizen born in Egypt, has been held without bail since his arrest June 24 at his office at Aerojet Solid Propulsion Co. in suburban Sacramento.
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April 23, 1993 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What seemed to be the suicide of a British journalist visiting Chile three years ago has turned into a murder mystery with suspected links to international arms traffickers and Iraqi secret agents. Jonathan Moyle, 28, was found hanged in the closet of a downtown Santiago hotel room on March 31, 1990. Moyle, editor of a British publication called Helicopter Defense World, was here to attend an aviation exposition sponsored by the Chilean air force.
NEWS
April 3, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr. and DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declared Monday that his military machine has nerve gas and the means to deliver it, threatening to destroy "half of Israel" if it attacks Iraqi targets.
NEWS
April 2, 1990 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iraqi officials denied Sunday that the electronic devices seized in a U.S.-British sting operation last week were to be used in nuclear weapons, saying they were instead purchased for unspecified industrial uses. "Iraq has neither the capability nor the wish to produce nuclear weapons," Nizar Hamdoon, Iraq's deputy foreign minister, said Sunday. He suggested that Iraq sought the U.S.
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