Iraq

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

March 6, 2001

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Iraq plans to increase it oil output by 500,000 barrels per day to 3.5 million barrels per day by the end of 2001, Fa’iz Shaheen, the undersecretary of the Iraqi oil ministry, has told the <I>Al Ittih

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An Egyptian delegation met Iraqi officials in Baghdad on February 25 to promote bilateral ties between the two countries.   The delegation met Iraqi Minister of Agriculture Abdul Ilah Abdul Hamid to d

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Iraq announced Monday, March 5, it had taken emergency measures to prevent the highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease from spreading after an outbreak in neighboring Turkey.  "Veterinarians have bee

March 5, 2001

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The UN Security Council must spell out its remaining demands of Iraq for a lifting of the decade-old embargo, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said Mon

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Iraq threatened Sunday to terminate contracts signed with Russian and Chinese oil firms to develop the country's southern oil fields that had not been fulfilled.

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Iraq was also center stage at the UN in New York, where the 26-27 February meetings between UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and Iraqi Foreign Minister Muhammad Said al-Sahhaf were the first high-level

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OPEC should cut production by one million barrels per day (bpd) when it meets in Vienna on March 16 to counter the over supply on the market and increasing stock levels, Iraq's deputy oil minister Fai

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Iraq lashed out Sunday, March 4, at BNP-Paribas, the French bank which holds its oil revenues under the strict supervision of the United Nations. "Our problem with this bank is the slowness in opening

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Iraq threatened Sunday to terminate contracts signed with Russian and Chinese oil firms to develop the country's southern oil fields that had not been fulfilled.

March 4, 2001

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Iraq's commerce minister estimated Friday that the decade-old UN embargo against his country had cost the international community more than 200 billion dollars in lost trade.  "The countries of the wo

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Iraq's ruling Baath party on Friday, March 2, rejected a US campaign to draw up a new sanctions regime as nothing more than a subtler means to "strangle" Baghdad.