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Conflict with Iraq Wednesday, 25 September, 2002, 17:21 GMT 18:21 UK
The Iraq dossier: Full BBC coverage
On Tuesday 24 September 2002, the UK government revealed a dossier setting out the case against Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

That document laid out detailed allegations of his development of weapons of mass destruction.

This page links to BBC News Online's full coverage of the dossier - including the reaction and the analysis.

Downing Street released the dossier to the world at 0800 BST. It claimed Iraq had a continuing programme of chemical and biological weapons and had tried to acquire nuclear material from Africa.


The dossier made a number of key points on his missile programmes and the funding of these projects. The British government also released intelligence photographs of locations of major concern. See the pictures below:

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Iraq and weapons of mass destruction


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The reaction from the UK has been mixed.

In the House of Commons, more than 50 Labour MPs protested against the prime minister's stance:

Anti-war campaigners predicted a massive turn-out for their protest march scheduled for the weekend in London:

But Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said that he was confident that the dossier would be accepted as a forceful case against Iraq.

Iraq was the first to react, denouncing the dossier as a "hodge-podge of half-truths and lies":

Around the world, the reaction was varied. The US naturally supported the document. China was far more wary:

And speaking before the document's release, former US presidential candidate Al Gore warned of dangers ahead:

Thousands of e-mails came into BBC News Online after the publication of the dossier - this is the public's verdict:

Many more of you are continuing the debate - have your say too:

Many of you took part in our forum with BBC political editor Andrew Marr:

See also:






 VOTE RESULTS
Is the Iraq dossier a compelling case?

Yes
 35.17% 

No
 64.83% 

38431 Votes Cast

Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion


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