LONDON, Sept. 14 (Xinhuanet) -- Britain and the United States have decided to
delay the publication of a full report on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction
after inspectors found no evidence that any such weapons exist in the country,
the British Sunday Times newspaper reported on Sunday.
Efforts by the Iraq Survey Group, an Anglo-American team of 1,400
scientists, military and intelligence experts, to scour Iraq for the past four
months to uncover evidence of chemical and biological weapons have so far ended
in failure, the paper said.
It has been expected that a progress report would be published Monday, the
paper said, but some British lawmakers on the parliamentary security and
intelligence committee have been told that this has been delayed and no new date
The paper also said British defense intelligence sources confirmed last week that
the final report, due to be submitted by David Kay, the survey group's leader, to
George Tenet, head of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), had been
delayed and may not necessarily even be published.
Threats from the Iraq's alleged banned weapons were used by Britain and the
United States as the major justification for the US-led war against Iraq.