ACCESSION NUMBER:377006 FILE ID:NEA201 DATE:01/31/95 TITLE:STATE DEPARTMENT REPORT, TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1995 (01/31/95) TEXT:*95013105.PFN nesa 1/31 state dept report, Iranian poison gas/kf+ *NEA201 01/31/95 STATE DEPARTMENT REPORT, TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1995 (Taken question: Iran) (150) IRANIAN POISON GAS FACILITY The Office of the Spokesman on January 31 posted the following response to a taken question: Q: What do we know of reports of work on a new nerve-gas plant in Iran? A: We have seen the press reports. We do not comment on the alleged contents of an intelligence report from another government. The U.S. has long been concerned about Iran's efforts to acquire weapons of mass destruction. We believe that it has a chemical weapons capability which it is seeking to improve, despite its having signed the Chemical Weapons Convention. The U.S. does not allow the sale of CW precursor chemicals to Iran and we have shared these concerns with a number of governments. 1NNN .