Iraq

September 21, 2000

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The US nightmare scenario of Iraq slashing crude production and panicking world markets is unlikely to happen, experts say, underlining that oil incom

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Iraq's Foreign Minister Mohammed Said al-Sahhaf has held talks in New York with his Iranian counterpart Kamal Kharazi on bilateral relations, a report

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More than 47 countries will take part in the 10-day Babylon cultural festival, which opens on September 22 in sanctions-hit Iraq.

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Thirty-one Iraqis have asked for political asylum in the United States after crossing the border from Mexico, where another 125 Iraqis were detained.

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The United States warned Iraq Wednesday not to exploit concern over surging oil prices for political gain, but downplayed fears Saddam Hussein could further spike the market by cutting production.

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The European Airbus consortium stressed on Tuesday that it was respecting international embargoes following a report in an Iraqi weekly newspaper that Baghdad sought to buy 20 Airbus aircraft.

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An Iraqi delegation left Baghdad for South Africa Monday to examine cooperation plans to rebuild Iraq's electricity sector.

September 20, 2000

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The United States warns Iraq not to exploit concern over surging oil prices for political gain, but downplayed fears Saddam Hussein could further spik

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A senior US military officer says that Washington has no plans to bolster its military forces in the Gulf, dismissing Iraq's new threats against Kuwai

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Fifteen Iraqi people were killed, including women and children, as a bus ploughed into a van loaded with barrels of paraffin and burst into flames.

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Baghdad has told UN Secretary General Kofi Annan that it would hold Riyadh responsible for any damage to an Iraqi oil pipeline across Saudi Arabia dis

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Iraq has shifted gears after accusing Kuwait of stealing its oil by turning on Saudi Arabia.

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The UN's Iraqi sanctions committee has approved $1.792 billion worth of contracts under streamlined vetting procedures since March.

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In another development, the Iraqi press said that President Saddam Hussein has warned fellow OPEC member states against pressure mounted by “super powers” on producers to bring down soaring oil price

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Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammad Said al-Sahhaf has urged UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to put an end to the US and British blockages of humanitarian contracts.