WMD found?

The Hindustan Times reports:
Kuwaiti security authorities have foiled an attempt to smuggle $60 million worth of chemical weapons and biological warheads from Iraq to an unnamed European country, a Kuwaiti newspaper said on Wednesday.
The pro-Government Al-Siyassah, quoting an unnamed security source, said the suspects had been watched by security since they arrived in Kuwait and were arrested “in due time.” It did not say when or how the smugglers entered Kuwait or when they were arrested.

The paper said the smugglers might have had accomplices inside Kuwait. It said Interior Minister Sheik Nawwaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah would hand over the smuggled weapons to an FBI agent at a news conference, but did not say when.

Government officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

Iraqi Interior Minister Nouri Al-Badran met on Tuesday with Sheik Nawwaf and discussed cooperation between the two countries in security matters. His visit is the first by an Iraqi interior minister to Kuwait since 1990.

If this is true, then it be huge. WMDs finally located. The Bushies and Blairites will be dancing the dance of joy. I’m a bit suspicious. The timing is real convenient for George and Tony.
Were the weapons being smuggled for terrorist use, or was the European nation buying them?

The source for the HT was the Associated Press, so we should see it cropping up elsewhere over the day.

Update from 2007. It turned out to be a pack of lies, so far as I can tell.

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