IRAQI SCIENTISTS STAYING PUT Iraq won't allow its weapons scientists to be taken abroad for interviews with UN inspectors.Drawing blanks at nearly every turn in their search for Saddam's illicit arsenal, the inspectors were banking on these overseas interviews for fresh leads. The Iraqi scientists are not about to turn into stool pigeons under Saddam's watch. So the only way UN officials would have a chance at a straight answer is if the scientists are outside of the country, where Saddam's spies can't pry. Now, that's "effectively rul(ed) out," according to the Washington Post.
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