Iraq

December 7, 2000

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Asharq al-Awsat newspaper reported Thursday that Iraq is set to hand secret service agents diplomatic posts in embassies abroad from the start of 2001

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Iraq said Thursday it had not yet formulated a response to the UN Security Council\'s renewal of the new six-month phase of the oil-for-food program i

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Iraq is leaning towards acceptance of six more months of the UN oil-for-food programme under which the sanctions-hit state exports crude, an official Iraqi source said Wednesday.\"Chances for it being

December 6, 2000

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Iraq is expected to accept the latest six-month extension of its oil-for-food deal with the United Nations.

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The Security Council agreed on Tuesday to extend the UN\'s ballooning Iraq oil-for-food program for six months and to streamline its vetting procedure

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Another sign of the disintegrating UN sanctions against Iraq was evident between November 19 and 23, with the opening of the First International Specialized Motor Show in Baghdad.

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Iraq has resumed pumping crude oil to a southern Turkish port but not for export, a spokeswoman for Turkey's state-run oil and gas company BOTAS said Tuesday.

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U.N. oil overseers proposed a compromise over Iraq’s December oil prices to Iraqi state oil marketer SOMO on December 5th in the hopes of ending Baghdad’s five-day oil export stoppage.

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The price of oil slumped to a four-month low on Tuesday amid growing confidence that Iraq could soon resume exports, leaving the market with copious supplies of crude.

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Iraq has sold more than $38.7 billion worth of crude oil, or more than 2.207 billion barrels, since the beginning of the "oil-for-food" program in December 1996, the United Nations said Tuesday.

December 5, 2000

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By Jihad Abu Falah -  Baghdad  A senior Iraqi official has said that his country “will fight all plans that seek to settle the Palestinian refugees ou

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The price of oil opened Tuesday below 30 dollars a barrel at the lowest level for almost four months, amid expectations that Iraq would soon scrap an

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Turkish oil officials said that Iraq has resumed pumping crude oil to a southern Turkish port but not for export.

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China has expressed concern over the humanitarian situation in Iraq and supports efforts to solve the deadlock over the issue of UN sanctions against

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Iraq is ready to embark upon “a fresh, comprehensive and unconditional dialogue with the UN Security Council to find ways of breaking the impasse, including the speedy lifting of the sanctions,” Iraq’