Iraq

January 22, 2001

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As George W. Bush was sworn in on Saturday, as the 43rd president of the US, many in Iraq derived a sense of satisfaction at the irony of the event. For while former President George Herbert Bush watc

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Iraq praised OPEC Sunday for resisting US "pressures" in its recent decision to cut the cartel's production by 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd).

January 21, 2001

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Deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz announced Sunday that Iraq and Syria are to sign a trade accord by the end of January, similar to the deal which Bagh

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Turkish state pipeline company Botas said on January 18th that Iraqi oil exports from the Turkish port of Ceyhan would likely resume on January 21st.

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Iraqi Oil Minister Amer Rashid called Friday for OPEC to cut oil production by another one million barrels per day (bpd), saying the agreement on a 1.5 million bpd cut in Vienna Wednesday did not go f

January 19, 2001

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Iraq on Friday welcomed the decision by Turkey to name an ambassador to Baghdad for the first time since the Gulf War.

January 18, 2001

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Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan held talks in Cairo Wednesday with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The two sides were to sign a deal for a

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In the whispering hotel lobbies at the latest OPEC get-together, Iraq managed to hold center stage -- despite not even sending its oil minister to the pow-wow.

January 17, 2001

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Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell said on Tuesday it had held talks with Baghdad with a view to exploiting Iraqi production if UN-imposed sanctions are lifted against the country.

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Oil giants Shell and Premier Oil have had talks with Baghdad with a view to exploiting Iraqi production when UN-imposed sanctions are lifted against the country, the BBC reported Tuesday.

January 16, 2001

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Iraqi Vice-President Taha Yassin Ramadan, the highest ranking Iraqi to make an official visit to Egypt since the 1991 Gulf War, arrived on Tuesday in

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Iraq and Lebanon are on the brink of a deal that would pump oil into Lebanon.

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Iraq's oil production dropped to 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) in December as a dispute with the United Nations over pricing continued.

January 14, 2001

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Syria is reportedly mediating between Iraq and the GCC states, and Kuwait in particular, in an attempt to make a fresh start and normalize the relatio

January 13, 2001

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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) intends this month to carry out a physical inventory verification (PIV) on the remaining nuclear materia