28 August 1997
UN dismisses Cubas bio-warfare claims

THE United Nations dismissed Cubas claims that it had fallen victim of “biological aggression” by the US.

Cuba claimed a link between the flight of a US narcotic crop eradication aircraft over Cuba last October with the appearance of thrips palmi, a crop-eating pest.

Ian Soutar, the UKs disarmament ambassador, in Geneva, Switzerland, plans to produce a final report on the issue by the end of December after governments make written comments on the evidence.

  • Financial Times 28/08/97 page 3