Iraq

July 10, 2001

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Iraq inaugurated a free trade zone near the Syrian border on Monday’ July 9, as part of its campaign to recover from more than a decade of UN sanctions.  The Al-Qaem zone opened by Trade Minister Moha

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Iraq may resume oil exports within two days, Iraqi Ambassador Mohammad Al-Douri said Monday, July 9. "Everything will be normalized, I hope as early as possible, maybe tomorrow, maybe in two days," Al

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Embarrassed, the US and Britain found themselves last week being forced to shelve their “smart sanctions” plan for Iraq. However, if for any reason a means becomes available to “persuade” Russia as to

July 9, 2001

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Syrian Foreign Minister Faruq Al-Shara on Thursday, July 5, criticized UN sanctions against Iraq, saying they could cause long-term damage to the country's stability.  Speaking in London during a two-

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The United States and Britain will keep up their efforts to impose "smart" sanctions on Iraq despite the opposition of Russia, official newspapers predicted on Saturday, July 7.  "Despite the failure

July 8, 2001

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President Saddam Hussein is sure Iraq will defeat its enemies' schemes, following the shelving of US and British proposals to impose "smart" sanctions

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US and British aircraft struck an anti-aircraft position in Iraq's southern no-fly zone on Saturday. No casualties were reported.

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Lebanon is keen to sign a free trade deal with Iraq, the head of the Beirut chamber of commerce, Adnan Kassar, told journalists Saturday, July 7.  "Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri has assured us

July 7, 2001

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The Iraqi ambassador to the UN, Mohammed Al Douri, said on Friday that Baghdad would sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) extending the existing U

July 6, 2001

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Technical issues delayed the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the UN and the Iraqi government on renewing the humanitarian pro

July 5, 2001

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Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz said Wednesday that Turkey was an "essential partner in the aggression" by the United States and Britain agains

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The victory proclaimed by Iraq against US and British efforts to impose "smart" sanctions was seen in Baghdad Wednesday, July 4, as a step closer to scrapping an embargo that has crippled the once-pow

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Iraq on Wednesday, July 4, kept up the suspense on the timing of a resumption of crude exports following a month-long halt in protest at planned "smart" sanctions that have now been shelved.  Iraq's r

July 4, 2001

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The United States vowed Tuesday to continue efforts to impose narrower, tighter sanctions on Iraq, after backing away from a showdown with Russia in t

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One of the highest-ranking Iraqi diplomats at the United Nations has asked for asylum in the United States.