Iraq

June 27, 2001

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Iraqi Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance Hikmat Al-Azawi has praised Egypt’s efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Iraqi people at a recent meeting in Egypt.

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Iraq is threatening to cease oil exports to Jordan and Turkey if these counties support any new forms of international sanctions against them.

June 26, 2001

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Russia has told its key counterparts on the UN Security Council it will reject a US-British resolution to revamp sanctions on Iraq if the measure is p

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A senior source in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) estimated the costs of re-structuring the Iraqi telecommunication network at one billion dollars. This much-needed project is to be e

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A private Turkish company has put on hold planned charter flights from Turkey to Iraq, the first since the 1991 Gulf War, due to a delay in UN approval, company officials were quoted as saying Thursda

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Iraq and Turkey are to resume regular rail links on July 20, the director general of Iraqi railways, Ghassan Abdelrazek al-Ani.

June 25, 2001

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Qatar’s Appeals Court upheld on Sunday a five-year jail sentence against Iraqi national Adel Fahd Janeed, who was convicted of hijacking a Qatar Airwa

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Iran on Monday expressed its readiness to take effective measures to eliminate barriers to normalization of ties with Iraq, above all the issue of pri

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The Iraqi minister of commerce recently stated that discussions are currently underway between Iraq and the UAE for the establishment of a joint free trade zone.

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The "smart" sanctions proposed by Britain and the United States would spell the end of the oil-for-food program between Iraq and the United Nations, Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan said Sunday, Jun

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Average Iraqi oil export to the United States totaled 862,000 barrels per day in April 2001, according to London based <I>Al-Hayat</I> daily.

June 24, 2001

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Iraqi troops are reportedly preparing for a strike inside Iraqi Kurdistan in an attempt to defeat British and American plans to impose new sanctions.

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Iraq’s Ministry of Religious Affairs said Sunday that Ayatollah Hussein Bahr Al Oulum died of a heart attack earlier this week, ruling out reports tha

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Iraq’s Irrigation Minister Mahmoud Al Ahmed has been named to head the interior ministry, according to a presidential decree.

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A spokesman for the Higher Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq told Albawaba.com on Saturday that a recent suspension of US aid did not make mu