Iraq

March 12, 2001

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A 400-member Turkish trade mission heads for Iraq on Monday, March 12, to relaunch economic ties frozen by an embargo now considered obsolete, Anatolia news agency reported.  Trade secretary Kursad Tu

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Arab foreign ministers arrived in Cairo Sunday, March 11, amid intense diplomatic activity ahead of two days of meetings to discuss what position to take on Iraq at the Arab summit planned for March 2

March 11, 2001

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Palestinian President Yasser Arafat has said that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein will not take part in the forthcoming Arab summit in Amman on March 2

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As further evidence of illegal Iraqi surcharges surfaces, the U.S. and the U.K. are considering cutting the number of companies authorized to buy Iraqi crude to allow for better monitoring, diplomats

March 9, 2001

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Iraq slams the United Nations-administered oil-for-food program, saying it does not meet the most basic of needs of the Iraqi people.

March 8, 2001

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The majority of Turks are against the recent bombing of Iraq by American and British planes that killed four and injured tens others, according to a p

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A reduction in Iraqi oil exports could lead to more suffering for Iraqis by draining money from the UN-sponsored oil-for-food program that allows the

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Iraqi President Saddam Hussein chaired Wednesday, March 7, a meeting of the Revolutionary Command Council which ratified the free trade agreement signed between Iraq and Egypt on January 18.

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U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan released his quarterly report on the oil-for-food program on March 6th ahead of a full U.N. Security Council discussion on the program scheduled for March 8th, warnin

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Iraq's oil exports under the UN's oil-for-food programme were stable last week, totalling 12.3 million barrels, the UN said Wednesday.

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US Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday, March 7, a move by Washington to revise sanctions against Iraq — aimed at tightening controls while sparing the population — did not constitute an "e

March 7, 2001

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The Russian oil company Slavneft initialed Tuesday a contract to develop the Subba oil deposit in Iraq with the Iraqi oil ministry

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The U.N. oil overseers have recommended that the Iraqi sanctions committee grant Iraqi state oil marketer SOMO’s request for revisions of its March crude sales prices, diplomats said on March 6th.

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UN Secretary General Kofi Annan urged Iraq on Tuesday to raise its oil exports to previous levels to ensure there was enough money for the UN-administered oil-for-food programme.

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Baghdad on Tuesday, March 3, slammed France's proposal for a system of international monitoring to replace the current UN sanctions regime against Iraq.  "The policy of international vigilance called