The Prime Minister of Niger at the time reported confidentially to the US State Department that the topic of the meeting was uranium yellowcake (ore), which Iraq wanted to buy. He was in the meeting and he says it was about uranium.
Iraq already had uranium yellowcake... being watched by Inspector Clousseau of the UN. So they could not have needed uranium yellowcake for peaceful purposes.
The only reason left for Iraq wanting to buy uranium was to build a nuclear bomb.... without the UN knowing about it.
Thanks for the clarification. I did see/read that from the link you gave.
Check out the UK Butler Report Chapter 6.4
Uranium from Africa page 121