on Monday released what it said was new information on chemical weapons
which were in Iraq’s arsenal at the time of the 1991 Gulf War. . . .
“We have recently received intelligence indicating that . . . Iraq may
have possessed large quantities of a chemical warfare mental incapacitant
agent known as Agent 15,” [Defence Minister George] Robertson said. . .
The Ministry of Defence described Agent 15 as one of a large group of
chemicals called glycollates which interfered with the central and
peripheral nervous system.