Iraq

March 5, 2001

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Iraq lashed out Sunday, March 4, at BNP-Paribas, the French bank which holds its oil revenues under the strict supervision of the United Nations. "Our problem with this bank is the slowness in opening

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Iraq threatened Sunday to terminate contracts signed with Russian and Chinese oil firms to develop the country's southern oil fields that had not been fulfilled.

March 4, 2001

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Iraq's commerce minister estimated Friday that the decade-old UN embargo against his country had cost the international community more than 200 billion dollars in lost trade.  "The countries of the wo

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Iraq's ruling Baath party on Friday, March 2, rejected a US campaign to draw up a new sanctions regime as nothing more than a subtler means to "strangle" Baghdad.

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Foreign oil companies are expected to gain more freedom to invest in Iraq’s oil sector under new “smart sanctions,” U.N. diplomats said on March 1st.

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Iraq and Syria signed a transportation and communications accord in Baghdad during a visit by two ministers from Damascus, the official news agency INA announced Friday, March 2.   While in Damascus,

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Iraq and Syria have agreed to set up a technical committee to study plans to construct a new pipeline between the two neighbours, deputy oil minister Faez Shanin said in comments published Thursday.

March 3, 2001

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Conservatives on Capitol Hill are pressuring a divided Bush administration to develop a harder-line policy toward Iraq, including possibly using the n

March 2, 2001

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The United Nations believes that Iraq stll possess mass destruction weapons including missiles, biological weapons and chemical weapons, according to

March 1, 2001

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UN Secretary General Kofi Annan exhorted the Security Council on Wednesday to find common ground on Iraqi sanctions before he holds a second round of

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Iraq and Syria have agreed to set up a technical committee to study plans to construct a new pipeline between the two neighbours, deputy oil minister Faez Shanin said in comments published Thursday.

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Though consensus appears to have emerged in Washington to soften the embargo against Iraq, President George W. Bush has yet to cement his new administration's policy towards Saddam Hussein, analysts s

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UN Secretary General Kofi Annan exhorted the Security Council on Wednesday, February 28, to find common ground on Iraqi sanctions before he holds a second round of talks with Iraqi officials.

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Iraq and the U.N. wrapped up two days of talks on February 27th without reaching any conclusions, but have agreed to a further meeting in a few weeks, according to Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Saee

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Iraq on Wednesday, February 28, lifted a boycott of Polish goods imposed last week, saying Warsaw had "rectified" its stand on the deadly US and British air strikes earlier this month.