Iraq

June 5, 2001

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Oman's commerce and industry minister flew into Baghdad on Monday, June 4, for the first visit to Iraq by a member of the sultanate's government since the 1991 Gulf War.  Maqbool Bin Ali Bin Sultan, w

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Iraqi official newspapers charged Tuesday, June 5, that Saudi and Kuwaiti offers to compensate for Baghdad's suspension of oil exports were aimed at supporting US and British plans to impose "smart" s

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Jordanian Prime Minister Ali Abu Ragheb on Tuesday, June 5, urged Baghdad and the United Nations to engage in a dialogue aimed at implementing UN resolutions on Iraq and sparing its people hardships. 

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Oil prices were pushed upwards Monday, June 4, as Iraq announced a halt to exports on the eve of a major conference of oil producing countries. The Iraqis called a one-month halt to exports in protest

June 4, 2001

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Iraq halted oil exports under UN control at 0400 GMT on Monday to protest against US-British efforts to impose "smart sanctions" on Baghdad.

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US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld meets in Ankara Monday with Turkish leaders before flying to Incirlik Air Base to meet with US airmen and get the

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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