Publication: Monitor Volume: 4 Issue: 70

In a report that will shed further doubt on Moscow’s ability — or intention — to stop illegal defense technology exports, a Russian research group has concluded that more than 800 sophisticated gyroscopes for intercontinental ballistic missiles were shipped from Moscow to Iraq in 1995. Earlier reports had referred to only 115. These, in violation of UN sanctions, were intercepted by authorities in Jordan. The Washington Post said on April 11 that it had received the results of the latest study — carried out by Center for Policy Studies in Russia, an independent nonproliferation research group based in Moscow. The Center’s report also said that all of the gyroscopes had come from the same missile destruction facility — the Scientific Testing Institute of Chemical Machine Building — that lies north of Moscow. (The Washington Post, April 11)

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