IRAN'S LIKELY REACTION TO IRAQI USE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS

Created: 11/7/1983

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IRAN'S LIKELY REACTION TO IRAQI USE OP CHEHICAL

Iraq nan used mustard agent only recently and it has been generally less affective than the Iraqis had hoped. Iraq also Has user) cs (tear gas).

Say&dad initially usee! mustard agent during fighting in Irani Kurdistan in July

Hunting: wound Pamwin.

1 November, Iraq ordered its forces not to ui chemical weapons unless authorized.

1 Iraq can pruduue onlydUU pounds or mustara agent oally. Iraq

reportedly plans to try to purchase autoataeic loaders [to permit more rapid loading of the agent

into artillery rounds and Demos

eajor, successful Iraqi chemical war tars attack on Tehran's troops would cause tne Iranians to search (for their own source of chemical weapons. We also would expect Iran to adjust its tactics to account cor Iraq's more effective uae ul mustard agent.

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