Iraq

June 4, 2001

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OPEC oil ministers gathered here Monday, June 4, to discuss production levels under a cloud of uncertainty with Iraq's deadline to halt UN-supervised oil exports was scheduled to take effect. Organiza

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Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Nuaimi said Saturday, June 2, his country was ready to compensate for any shortfall on the world market after Iraq announced a halt in oil exports from June 4.   "Saudi Arabi

June 3, 2001

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Iraq said Sunday it would only resume oil exports under a regular six-month renewal of the UN oil-for-food program, after rejecting a one-month extens

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Foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) urged the international community to strive for putting an end to Israel’s atrocities against

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The United States on Saturday demanded Iraq live up to its UN commitments and said it would act to prevent shortfalls after Baghdad announced a halt i

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Ignoring a threat by Iraq to disrupt its oil-for-food program, the Security Council on Friday, June 1, formally endorsed the principle of reforming the 11-year-old UN Iraqi sanctions regime.  The coun

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OPEC ministers gather in Vienna this week for a meeting which had been expected to be routine, but could now be seriously clouded by Iraq's weekend decision to stop selling crude in a row with the UN.

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Arasat Street is the "embargo-free" zone of Baghdad where wealthy punters are spoilt for choice among exclusive restaurants and fashion boutiques that belie 11 years of sanctions against Iraq. This is

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Arasat Street is the "embargo-free" zone of Baghdad where wealthy punters are spoilt for choice among exclusive restaurants and fashion boutiques that belie 11 years of sanctions against Iraq. This is

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Oman's commerce and industry minister is to make his first visit to Iraq since the 1991 Gulf War, the official news agency ONA reported Saturday, May 2.  It said Maqbool Bin Ali Sultan was due in Bagh

June 2, 2001

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Iraq stopped pumping oil to Turkey on Saturday in line with its decision to halt oil exports from Monday when the current phase of the UN oil-for-food

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Iraq on Saturday announced a halt in oil exports from June 4, tossing out the UN's extension of an oil-for-food program as it battles to head off Brit

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Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz summoned the ambassadors of Russia, China and Tunisia on Friday, informing them of Baghdad's rejection of the

June 1, 2001

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The UN Security Council reached agreement Thursday on the broad outlines of a new set of sanctions on Iraq, while giving itself another month to build

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One of the “stars” of the 1991 Gulf War were the smart bombs used by the US-led allied forces against Iraq. Ten years later, in what still is the aftermath of the Gulf War, a new “intelligent” weapon