The spy was passing intelligence to MI6 which appears to have been lifted from The Rock, starring Nicholas Cage and Sean Connery.Information was passed to the spies saying Saddam Hussein had deadly nerve toxins being held in glass spheres – a detail lifted from the Michael Bay movie which wrongly depicted how chemical weapons are stored.MI6 described the details passed by the fake agent as “valuable intelligence”, as their source said the Iraqi regime had produced nerve weapons such as sarin – which features in the film.
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Previously the spy had told MI6 about Saddam’s regime producing anthrax and added families of Iraqi scientists were being held in a hostage situation.MI6 treated this as a “significant intel breakthrough” and while this information was not included in the Government’s dossier, Tony Blair was personally briefed on it.But when the report describing the glass spheres came in, alarm bells rung at MI6 when they realised the similarities between the information and The Rock.MI6 concluded their source had been lying but failed to inform No10 even though the Prime Minister had been briefed on his intel just weeks before he declared war.
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