Iraq

July 19, 2001

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Iraqi Minister for Foreign Affairs Naji Sabri Al Hadithin on Wednesday reiterated Iraq’s pride in the Arab nation’s opposition, spearheaded by Egypt,

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Iraq is 98 percent disarmed and no longer poses a threat to its neighbors, former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter said late on Wednesday, presenting

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, July 18, condemned the "endless" continuation of UN sanctions against Iraq, but also urged Baghdad to accept the return of international arms inspectors.

July 18, 2001

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A US F-16 fighter jet crashed in southeastern Turkey on Wednesday as it was heading toward northern Iraq to patrol a no-fly zone. The pilot parachuted

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UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said Tuesday that he hoped to resume the talks he started with Iraq last February.

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Lebanon will sign a free trade agreement with Iraq in the "near future, Economy Minister Bassel Fleihan said Tuesday, July 17. "We will witness the signing of the deal between Lebanon and Iraq for a f

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Iraq has promised to reward Russia with substantial oil deals in response to Moscow’s recent veto delaying a U.N. Security council vote on sanctions against Iraq.

July 17, 2001

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Saudi Arabia on Monday urged the UN to stop Iraqi violations on the Saudi border, and to prevent actions that “seek to undermine security and stabilit

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Iraq praised Russia on Monday for opposing the US-backed British "smart sanctions" proposal and expressed its desire to boost bilateral cooperation.

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Iraq has ordered the import of a batch of Peugeot and Opel cars, the Iraqi trade ministry said in statements published in the Nabdh Al-Shabab weekly on Monday, July 16. The paper did not give any furt

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The US Navy on Monday, July 16, denied Baghdad's charges it had detained for two weeks a cargo ship bound for Iraq, saying the vessel had been released to allow its cargo to be re-arranged for a full

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Iraq praised Russia on Monday, July 16, for opposing the US-backed British "smart sanctions" proposal and expressed its desire to boost bilateral cooperation.  Deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz told Ru

July 16, 2001

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Iraq accused the US Navy on Sunday of intercepting a cargo ship loaded with sugar, imported under the UN oil-for-food program.

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Iraqi singer Kathem Al Saher’s concert in Tyre on Friday was a smashing success, to say the least. A crowd of over 4,000 filled with high expectations received Saher with a roaring cheer.

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Iraq will give priority to Russia and Syria in import contracts under the UN oil-for-food program rather than France, which has won the lion's share of deals since 1996, an Iraqi official said Sunday,