Iraq’s nuclear weapons program started in the early 1970s and is now ended. This program was effectively halted in 1991 by UN Security Council mandated inspections, before Iraq was able to build a nuclear weapon. Inspections were ended in late 1998 when Saddam Hussein ceased cooperation with inspectors. Saddam Hussein’s regime was removed from power in 2003, and no evidence of ongoing nuclear weapons programs has been found as of October 2004.
Learn more by reading the ISIS Reports on Iraq here.