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Spain Buys Smallpox Vaccine Against Terror Attack

Spain said Friday it was stockpiling smallpox vaccines as a precaution against terrorist attacks using biological weapons, linking the move to Iraq’s alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction. “Spain has acquired two million vaccines against smallpox as a preventive measure against a bio-terrorist attack with this infectious virus,” Deputy Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told a news conference. He said Spain’s decision was “intimately linked” to Iraq’s alleged refusal to cooperate with United Nations weapons inspectors. “We must make an effort to fight against those countries which possess weapons of mass destruction and lend support to terrorism,” said Rajoy, echoing an assertion earlier this week by Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has links with terrorist groups. Full Story

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