BERLIN - The anthrax attacks in the United States
were probably the work of a member of a U.S. biological warfare
program, the magazine of environment pressure group Greenpeace
Germany reported Wednesday.
The magazine said its article was based on information from
a U.S. delegation source at the U.N. biological weapons
conference in Geneva that began last week. The attacks have
killed five people.
``The U.S. delegation believe it is an inside job... Their
members also have more information than has been made public,''
Kirsten Brodde, a reporter for the magazine, told Reuters.
The magazine said: ``It seems the attacker ... wanted to
force through an increase in the budget for U.S. research on
It speculated that the attacker, who used anthrax-laced
mail, had probably wanted to cause panic rather than kill
U.S. investigators have still not determined who was behind
the attacks, but Attorney General John Ashcroft has signaled
the authorities were inclined to believe they had a domestic
The attacks occurred in the aftermath of the September 11
suicide plane attacks on New York and Washington and prompted
initial accusations by President Bush that Saudi-born militant
Osama bin Laden may been responsible.
Asked about the magazine article, an FBI spokesman
reiterated that investigators were pursuing a number of leads
but no arrests appeared imminent.
A spokesman for the U.S. delegation in Geneva said he did
not have any information about the article.
The magazine is linked to the environmental lobby group and
shares its offices, but it said it was financially and
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