Saddam had a past history of using sodium cyanide to manufacture the chemical weapon called tabun.
--- Avacado, good catch. I checked out the PDF and couldn't find quanities listed anywhere. Is there any way of finding that out, I wonder? ---
Countries could freely export to Iraq anything on List A that is less than 10% solution and if more than that concentrate then they were supposed to submit a form to the UN. I believe a company in Finland exported sodium cyanide to Iraq in 2002 without submitting a form to the UN. And since the program was handled by the Oil-for-Food program, we all know how honest that operation was.
Have a lovely day.
And lighten up a little.